| Drama, Romance, War
Initially, Matthias Schoenaerts didn't want to accept the role of a Nazi officer because he had moral issues with the character, but he changed his mind after he read the book in which the film is based on and thought, "if the writer loves the character so much, then I... ...
Hardly a word of our true feelings had ever been spoken. Not a single word about love.
The comment citing the mentions in the film of French dying in Normandy as a factual error is wrong. The French and British were engaged in ferocious fighting with the Germans in Normandy in 1940, following the evacuation at Dunkirk. So the references in the film to Frenchmen dying in Normandy are in fact correct.
The final credits initially play over what appears to be the original hand-written manuscript of the novel.
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