In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him ... See full summary »
A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
After an experiment with artificial intelligence doesn't go according to plan, Lee (Cate Blanchett) realizes that what they've created to save mankind could be the very thing that ends up destroying it.
Charlotte (Cate Blanchett), a young Scottish woman, who has studied in France, is living in London during World War II. Within a few weeks she falls in love with a young pilot and is recruited by the Secret Service to act as a courier for the French Resistance. However, her mission behind enemy lines becomes a personal mission to find her lover who has been shot down. Assigned to a Communist Resistance group, she encounters acts of betrayal from sometimes unexpected sources, but meets the violence of war and her own disappointment with hope.Written by
The schoolteacher played by Anton Lesser was called "Benech" in the novel, but the small French town in which much of the movie was based had a popular Mayor whose name was similar, so officials asked that the name be changed. He's called "Renech" in the final version. See more »
In the opening shot, a train carrying Charlotte to London is shown crossing a viaduct in the Scottish Highlands. The viaduct in question is the Glenfinnan viaduct, and in the distance you can see the Glenfinnan Monument to Bonny Prince Charlie. The train is clearly traveling North, away from London. See more »
It all seemed so simple. We were at war. The Nazis were the enemy. And because good must triumph over evil, so we would triumph over them. How could we have know that war ever trades in such certainty? That we are nothing is unthinkable. Anything could be true. Even a lie.
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Black Eyed Susan Brown
Master performed by Phil Harris and his orchestra featuring The Three Ambassadors
By courtesy Hindsight Records
Written by Al Hoffman and Al Goodhart
Published by Keith Prowse Music Publishing Co Ltd See more »
My wife and I watched this film last night. We both enjoyed it very much. However, I was disappointed to see such a low rating on this website. I think the film is worthy of at least a 7.
I think that several people are missing the point about language. Charlotte did not speak English when she landed; she spoke French. All you have to do is use your imagination. The director obviously chose to use English to avoid having to use subtitles. Besides, acting must be hard enough without having to speak your lines in a foreign language.
Miss Blanchett is high on my list of favourite actors. I thought she played her part exceptionally well. I challenge anyone to say that they were not moved by her displays of emotion. If anyone can recommend any of her other films, I would be grateful.
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