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.

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Saul Dibb

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Saul Dibb (screenplay), Matt Charman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Forces to host the enemy. Tormented by intruders. Tempted by desire. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

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Matthias Schoenaerts starred in the Belgian mini-series The Emperor of Taste (2008), about the Nazi occupation of Belgium. In that mini-series, Schoenaerts played a Belgian soldier who went to war and left his girlfriend behind. See more »

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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

Lucile Angellier: Hardly a word of our true feelings had ever been spoken. Not a single word about love.
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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 »

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

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Musik Musik Musik
Composed by Peter Kreuder
Lyrics by Hans Fritz Beckmann
Performed by Otto Stenzel Tanzorchester feat. Wilfried Sommer
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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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Release Date:

13 March 2015 (UK) See more »

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Suite Française See more »

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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2.35 : 1
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