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.
Kristin Scott Thomas,
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. This book is told by way of letters and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost.Written by
The harbour scenes were shot in Clovelly in North Devon. See more »
In Juliet's room immediately after her return from Guernsey, Sydney takes off his glasses to kneel down beside her and convince her to write about the Society. In the next shot, filmed from a different angle but continuing the conversation, he has his glasses on. See more »
Dear Mr. Adams, I am so pleased your letter found me and that my book found you. Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instincts in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.
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During the end titles we hear bits of presentations at the society gatherings. See more »
This film adaptation of a popular novel may be a mouthful of a title, yet the film is made with heart and soul and its very entertaining. It is a sweet, well-shot and well-acted nostalgic post-war drama. Lily James does well as she can with her rather unlikely character, the supporting cast are solid and the script is good as well. Fans of old-fashioned romances need look no further. The thoroughly delightful cast, the handsome period design make also a good enough movie but the film is directed by Mike Newell, who made one of the greatest romantic movies, "Four Weddings and a Funeral" so we expected even more. The result is a film that, while perfectly enjoyable with its English charm, becomes a nostalgic and superficial as the title suggests it is going to be.
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