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.
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
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
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 »
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 »
[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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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 »
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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