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Allied (2016)

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In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

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Robert Zemeckis

Writer:

Steven Knight
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Max Vatan
Vincent Ebrahim Vincent Ebrahim ... Driver in Desert
Xavier de Guillebon Xavier de Guillebon ... Claude
Marion Cotillard ... Marianne Beauséjour
Camille Cottin ... Monique
Michael McKell ... German Officer at Anfa Café
Vincent Latorre ... Vincent (as Vincent La Torre)
Fleur Poad Fleur Poad ... Hobar's Secretary
August Diehl ... Hobar
Miryam Hayward Miryam Hayward ... Moroccan Girl
Iselle Rifat Iselle Rifat ... Moroccan Girl
Aysha Kanayo Aysha Kanayo ... Moroccan Girl
Anton Blake ... German Ambassador
Daniel Betts ... George Kavanagh
Sally Messham ... Margaret
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Storyline

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, the fearless Wing Commander, Max Vatan, lands on the desert dunes of Morocco to meet with the skilful Parisian member of the French Resistance, Marianne Beauséjour. After a suicide mission in the heart of Casablanca, Max and Marianne will flee to England with plans on making a family; however, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion will burden their relationship, when Max receives a shocking call from the Secret Service Division. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of a bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? Written by Nick Riganas

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The enemy is listening See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French | German | Arabic

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Seconds of Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,701,743, 25 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,069,087, 20 January 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,098,064
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

While in bed waiting for the phone to ring, Max is reading the book "Brighton Rock" by Graham Greene. The plot of "Brighton Rock" involves a crime lord planning to marry the only witness to his murder of a journalist, much like the general theme of the film on betrayal and double crossing. Graham Greene is also famous for his novel "The Ministry of Fear", another spy thriller set in World War II when an ordinary person is mistaken for a German spy after winning a pie (which contains a microfilm with military secrets) in a raffle. See more »

Goofs

When Marianne and Max are having lunch, it is so hot that Marianne is sweating profusely. However, Casablanca (along with Las Palmas where some of the filming took place) has one of the best climates in the world, being temperate all year around. There is no hot humidity that would make one sweat indoors and in the shade, especially around late September and early October when the events of the movie take place. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Marianne Beausejour: [in her letter] My dearest Anna, I'm writing this on a Sunday night in London. If you're reading this, then you barely knew me, and may have no memory of who I am. I am your mother. You were born in an air raid in the middle of a war to two people who loved each other. Our year together in the house in the Hamsted has been the happiest of my life. Today you took your first steps. I'm so grateful that I saw you walk for the first time with your father by my side. Max, my love, you are...
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Crazy Credits

As the opening title of "Allied" fades to black, the three middle letters reading "lie" remain on-screen for just a moment longer. Blink and you'll miss it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lorraine: Episode dated 19 October 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet In C Major Op. 76
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn
Arranged by Alan Silvestri
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Something about Zemeckis
14 January 2018 | by mrharrypaulsonSee all my reviews

I always thought of Robert Zemeckis as a hit or miss director. I hated Beowulf but I loved Death Becomes Her for instance. Allied falls right in the middle. An old fashion WWII drama and when I say old fashion I mean, musty, tired. Mr and Mrs Smith territory but with the major plus of Marion Cottillard. She is wonderful. Brad Pitt, who I love, looked like a special effect and being in a Robert Zemeckis movie I thought that he might be. Very strange. The simple premise of discovering that your spouse is not who you thought she was, opens a world of dramatic opportunities but there is something about Robert Zemeckis that makes me think he doesn't really care about the human interaction, no. he seems, always, much more focus in the special effects. Allies is no exception and in fact it has a couple of breathtaking visual coups. Unfortunately the actual drama left me completely cold.


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