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

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Steven Knight
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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 Michael McKell ... German Officer at Anfa Café
Vincent Latorre 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 Horowitz ... German Ambassador (as Anton Blake)
Daniel Betts ... George Kavanagh
Sally Messham ... Margaret
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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 Nick Riganas

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

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Brad Pitt's character's surname, Vatan, means "homeland" in Persian, Turkish, and Arabic, in which it is spelled "watan." However, the character is Canadian. See more »

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Marianne confesses to be a traitor because of the threat on her child. But she began to impersonate the real Marianne long before her child's birth. See more »

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Max Vatan: What are you doing?
Marianne Beausejour: [blouse unbuttoned] Testing you. The way you tested me. I know you're armed with a weapon, Mr. Vatan, I'm just checking your safety catch is engaged.
Max Vatan: [scoffs]
Marianne Beausejour: There, we had our first fight. Now we're okay then, yes?
Max Vatan: Marianne, we both know people fucked each other, and they fucked up, and now they're fucking dead.
Marianne Beausejour: Well, that's a lot of fucks.
Max Vatan: Fasten your goddamn buttons.
Marianne Beausejour: [buttoning her blouse] Actually, Max, the mistakes people make in these situations isn't fucking. It's a feeling.
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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 »

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J'Attendrai
(Tornerai)
Music by Dino Olivieri
Italian lyrics by Nino Rastelli
French lyrics by Louis Poterat
EMI Music Publishing France, S.A.
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Classy story of war, spying, love and family
1 December 2016 | by dierregiSee all my reviews

A Franco/Canadian secret mission is an unusual twist for a WWII story. This and the setting of the first part of "Allied" reminded me of "The English Patient". Canadian Max (Pitt) is sent to Casablanca for a dangerous mission. Marianne (Cotillard) is the French agent already in place to help him.

Out of the desert and in London, "Allied" moves into a different territory, albeit still with plenty of style. Max and Marianne's wartime romance in exotic settings turns into a real family, but doubts arise about Marianne's identity.

London during the war as the main setting for two thirds of the movie looked very realistic. I did not mind what could be the historical inaccuracy of the Blitz, because the bombing added a layer of drama to the story.

I particularly liked the scene during the party, with Sing, Sing Sing playing in the background. It is a slightly menacing tune and it complemented perfectly the atmosphere of tension, suspicion and slight desperation.

Even if I have never been a Brad Pitt fan, he did a good job playing quiet Max, a man of a few words who sees his new world disintegrating. One can easily imagine him as a long-term bachelor falling for the beautiful, brave French partisan. Cotillard was also convincing as the ambiguous "femme fatale". Contrary to what some reviewers wrote, plenty of chemistry between the two, but also tenderness.

If you like movies with a solid plot, linear storytelling, believable characters, difficult choices, great costumes and soundtrack, then you should like this.

P.S. couple of remarks: Pitt's French was not the best and no way he could have passed for Parisian, but that did not bother me too much. The final scene is a couple of minutes too long, but again, not a major problem. However, what a relief to follow a good plot without the zig- zagging in time, overused but often useless editing style.


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Release Date:

23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,701,743, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$40,098,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,520,023
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