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 an 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
This is the second film where Pitt plays a Canadian. The first being 12 years a slave. See more »
When Marianne writes the letter to her daughter that will be read in the future, and only in case of Marianne's death, some claimed that it wouldn't make sense for her to say that she is "your mother, Marianne Vatan," and that she should have given her real "German" name. However, we don't know for certain that she was German; she could have been French. In addition, it could be that she gave her name as Marianne Vatan because that was how she regarded herself---she was no longer who she was before. See more »
Commander, tell me about your wife.
We met at Casablanca, where together we assassinated the German ambassador. She's a mother of my child.
We believe your wife is a double agent.
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The first few closing credits are a massive font size. See more »
As another reviewer said, the story offered places for a plot twist, but the writer or director failed to take up the opportunity. Through most of the film Marianne Beauséjour is the more interesting character. and once they move to London, the story is hers. She was conflicted, but we don't get to see much of this internal conflict -- rather the story follows the male lead, Max Vatan, played by Bradd Pitt. He should have been but a supporting role to her story. Once again, another film that could have been great had they worked on the script like they worked on the set design. On the whole, worth watching for the sets and setting, and the conflict with the Germans.
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