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.
At the height of World War II, in turbulent 1942, the fearless Wing Commander, Max Vatan, lands on the desert dunes of Morocco to meet with the Parisian member of the French Resistance, Marianne Beauséjour. After a botched attempt to eliminate an elusive target during a suicide mission in the heart of Casablanca, Max and Marianne flee to England intent on starting a family soon; however, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion will burden their already difficult 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 summon up the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of a bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. Now, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die?Written by
The remains of the German bomber in the park is that of a He-177. See more »
In Max's photo album, there is a wedding photo dated "24th October 1942", and then a photo of Max holding Ana dated "July 1943". This would mean that Marianne became pregnant right when they got married. After Ana's dramatic birth scene during an air raid, the movie picks up "One year later", which would be around Summer 1944. However, there are daffodils in the park next to the downed German bomber when Max and Marianne are having a picnic, which means it is actually early Spring. The budding leaves on the trees in the establishing shots do seem to indicate that it is more like Spring and not Summer 1944. In terms of preparations for the D-Day (which was in June 1944) and Max's supposed secret mission, Spring time would make more sense for the movie's timeline of events. Instead of "One year later", it would have been more accurate to say "About nine months later", "or "The next spring", or "Three months before D-Day..." See more »
A very enjoyable film with beautiful cinematography and excellent performances. The overall production values are excellent, as you might expect from the headline talent. The story poses a unique premise and keeps you hooked until everything is revealed in the end.
In an age where special effects have taken over, it's refreshing to watch a film
that mainly cares about characters and complex human situations. Yet for anyone wanting to see war action, you'll get plenty of that as well.
The stars themselves and the costumes all look stunning. Yes almost too stunning at times, but it's so glorious to look at you can forgive the film-makers for that. Some ridiculous negative reviews prevented me from seeing this in theatres, which I now regret. Tosh from Marvel keeps scoring high on RT, but then you see it and it's complete garbage about crystals (every movie, seriously). Films like Allied deserve more serious attention.
Overall, well worth a look!
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