A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the ... See full summary »
In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.
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,
Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.
While her husband Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, Winnie Mandela became one of the leaders of the struggle against apartheid. This television movie shows the restrictions placed upon her life by the authorities and the abuse she had to deal with from the South African state, namely the police who would regularly arrest her, interrogate her, abuse her and thrash her home
Winnie Mandela may had been shy when she first met Nelson, but over the years she toughened up. Eventually she became a celebrity in her own right but rumours emerged that she had become a monster with her personal bodyguards routinely imprisoning and torturing alleged collaborators and police informers. One of them being murdered.
Just a few years after Nelson's release from Robben Island, the couple had separated. Winnie Mandela had to watch from the sidelines as he became President of South Africa.
The film has a bravura performance from both Sophie Okonedo and David Harewood. However the narrative did not entirely work for me with the interrogation scenes proving distracting. The film does not show Winnie being either a saint or sinner but more a strong willed, complex survivor.
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