A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.
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With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person he believes to be responsible for the death of his family in the death camp to kill him himself.
Whiling away the hours in an isolated countryside estate near Nazi-occupied Utrecht, the abdicated German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, is still considered an influential man, and above all, a desirable assassination target. As a result, to avert a possible attempt against the life of the silver-haired former monarch, the reluctant Wehrmacht Captain, Stefan Brandt, is put in charge of his security, as there are rumours that a stealthy spy is in their midst. However, against all odds, Stefan will commence a fervent clandestine affair with the mansion's cryptic Dutch handmaiden, Mieke de Jong, threatening to put in jeopardy an already dangerously volatile situation. Now, with the imminent arrival of the powerful Reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, can Brandt protect both the Kaiser and the unexpected love of his life?Written by
Upon arrival, Sigurd tells Captain Brandt to call the Kaiser and his wife "sir" and "madam", since the Treaty of Versailles prohibited otherwise. However, Brandt immediately calls him "Your Highness". This can be interpreted as WW2 Germans had utter contempt for the Treaty of Versailles and everything it represented. See more »
Upon arriving at the Kaiser's residence, Himmler refers to the "National Socialist Democratic Workers' Party." The actual name is, "National Socialist German Workers' Party" or in the original German, "Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei." See more »
If You Enjoy WWII Movies, You'll Definitely Enjoy This!
Much like most of the people who will watch this movie, it caught my eye simply because of my obsession with films based around the war, and this time in history.
This film is not very historically accurate, so if that is important to you, you better stay away. HOWEVER if you do don't much care for historical accuracy, and you are looking for a Nazi War Film with superb acting, then this is DEFINITELY the film for you!
The Acting, wardrobe, and cinematography were all excellent in this movie!
(7/10) - The only reason i am giving this movie a 7/10 is because this movie is somewhat predicable, as is the case for most "Romantic Movies", but it is still an amazing story that i would recommend anyone to watch!
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