PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.
9 August 2003 | carpenoctum187
9 | An excellent Cate Blanchett in a superior "old school" war/romance
This film has a genuine feel for the grand old tradition of Hollywood war romances. It's elegantly crafted escapism of...
The schoolteacher played by Anton Lesser was called "Benech" in the novel, but the small French town in which much of the movie was based had a popular mayor whose name was similar, so officials asked that the name be changed. He's called "Renech" ... ...
It all seemed so simple. We were at war. The Nazis were the enemy. And because good must triumph over evil, so we would triumph over them. How could we have know that war ever trades in such certainty? That we are nothing is unthinkable. Anything ...
Most, if not all, of the scenes in Vichy France are shown during the dormant season, i.e., winter/early spring when the trees are bare leaved. However, when the story jumps forward ("6 months later") to a scene in bomb damaged London, we can see a bare leaved tree in the background when (6 months afterwards) it should have been in its summer foliage.
$37,258 (USA) (4 January 2002)
$668,140 (USA) (15 February 2002)
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