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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 Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.

Director:

Saul Dibb

Writers:

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

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Cast

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 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 (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 homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore 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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From the director of The Duchess. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

UK | France | Canada | Belgium | USA

Language:

English | German | French | Latin

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Suite Francesa See more »

Filming Locations:

Hainaut, Belgium See more »

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Budget:

€15,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film is the fourth of five productions in which Matthias Schoenaerts played a soldier. He also played a soldier in De smaak van De Keyser (2008) (a Belgian soldier in World War II); Tunnelrat (2008) (an Allied in World War One); Death of a Shadow (2012) (a Belgian soldier in World War One) and Maryland (2015) (a French soldier in Afghanistan). Schoenaerts also appeared in Black Book (2006) as a member of the Dutch Resistance in World War II. 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 »

Soundtracks

Musik Musik Musik
Composed by Peter Kreuder
Lyrics by Hans Fritz Beckmann
Performed by Otto Stenzel Tanzorchester feat. Wilfried Sommer
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Well Done!! Two thumbs up from this guy!
9 August 2015 | by TheScarceMovieCriticSee all my reviews

I loved this movie! I generally love most World War II movies simply because I enjoy the culture during that time in history. However, this movie really did take me by surprise. I thought just by viewing the thumbnail and the quick Bio that it could have potential, so I decided to watch it. Not only did it meet the potential that I thought it had, it surpassed it!

I don't want to give any spoilers away, but there was something that happened during the movie that I simply didn't agree with, thus giving it only 9 out of 10 stars.

But I still highly recommend this movie!


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