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Suite Française (2014)

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During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Lieutenant Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.

Director:

Saul Dibb

Writers:

Saul Dibb (screenplay), Matt Charman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Williams ... Lucile Angellier
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Madame Angellier
Margot Robbie ... Celine Joseph
Eric Godon ... Monsieur Joseph
Deborah Findlay ... Madame Joseph
Ruth Wilson ... Madeleine Labarie
Sam Riley ... Benoit Labarie
Vincent Doms ... Young Priest
Simon Dutton ... Maurice Michaud
Diana Kent ... Madame Michaud
Themis Pauwels Themis Pauwels ... Anna
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Leah
Nicolas Chagrin Nicolas Chagrin ... Father Bracelet
Clare Holman ... Marthe
Bernice Stegers ... Madame Perrin
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Storyline

France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams) is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law, Madame Angellier (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas), as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' own houses. Lucile initially tries to ignore Lieutenant Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war. Written by Polly_Kat

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A story of forbidden love in heart-breaking times. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Trivia

In 2006, Variety reported that Universal Pictures had acquired the rights to Irène Némirovsky's novel Suite Française. Ronald Harwood was set to write the screenplay, with Kathleen Kennedy' and Frank Marshall producing the movie. In 2007, French company TF1 Droits Audiovisuels acquired the rights to the novel from publisher Éditions Denoël. The novel was then adapted for the screen by Saul Dibb and Matt Charman, with Dibb directing. See more »

Goofs

When the Viscount is shot at close range sitting in a chair, he merely slumps. A dozen rounds would have knocked him clean over at the very least. See more »

Quotes

Madeleine Labarie: My father always said, if you want to see what people are truly made of, start a war.
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Crazy Credits

The final credits initially play over what appears to be the original hand-written manuscript of the novel. See more »

Connections

Featured in Projector: Home/Suite Française (2015) See more »

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Das ist Berlin
Composed by Leo Leux and Matthias Perl
Lyrics by Hans Hannes and Bruno Balz
Performed by Oskar Joost Orchester feat. Heyn Quartet
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Beautiful
6 November 2015 | by mompaxton-481-121381See all my reviews

What a lovely movie. A truly horrid time, war, finds something so real and alive, love and passion. Michelle Williams is a true untapped resource for a strong performance. I wish she did more films. She is stunning in the most real and beautiful way. She draws you in and makes you feel every emotion tenfold. A true powerhouse of talent. Kristin Scott Thomas plays the perfect stone old maid but with an underlying warm heart. In a time of war everyone had to brick their hearts away or be dragged under by the war machine. She portrays that beautifully. She plays the part from top to bottom with the zest of a Disney villain. BUT, don't judge too quickly. Matthias....ahhh Matthias. Can't get me enough of him. Yet another hidden gem of Hollywood.


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English | German | French | Latin

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hainaut, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,337,930
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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