our family was moved by this. primarily the film deals with the oppressions and cruelty of the nazis from a child's point of view although it is a very gentle introduction to these horrors. it provoked some questions. in the end the film is not reaally rooted in the experience of any one character. the opening and closing of the film is narrated by 'death' who sounds like the voice of a cat food commercial. death is very hands off and reluctant to pass judgement on anyone. this means there is no logic or motive for what happens to the characters. this is really a very unfortunate message for a film about nazi germany.
THE BOOK THIEF I own both the book and the film. A wonderful film about WWII, tells of a young girl who steals books. I don't want to say too much and spoil it. I absolutely loved the film, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson as Liesel's parents, the realistic mother and the dreamer father that Rush does so well. You'd be a bloody idiot not to see this film, written by Australian Markus Zusak. I'm telling you to tead the book and watch the film, you will not regret it
Very Good Movie (adapted from novel i've never read!) This film was made cleverly! yes! did anyone notice how all the actors spoke with a dialect and the occasional 'ja' oder 'nein' were spoken, until toward the end of the movie, the German Soldatten were speaking Deutsch, but there were no Sub Titles!!! SHAME ON YOU SBS!!! lol
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, THE MONUMENTS MEN centers around an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. In a seemingly impossible mission, the Monuments Men, as they were called, find themselves risking their lives in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture.
One of the most historically significant films of all time, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List is a powerful story whose lessons of courage and faith continue to inspire generations. Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, this incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.
From legendary director Steven Spielberg comes the epic adventure War Horse, a tale of incredible loyalty, hope and tenacity. Based on the Tony award-winning Broadway play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this deeply heartfelt story begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and his young trainer Albert. When they're forced apart by war, we follow Joey's extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets. War Horse is a "Genuine Movie Masterpiece" and one of the most powerful and moving stories of friendship ever told.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes is an alternately funny and heartbreaking look at growing up in Ireland. Born in Brooklyn, NY, young Frank (Joe Breen) moves at an early age to Limerick, Ireland, with his parents Angela (Emily Watson) and Malachy (Robert Carlyle), who have been unable to support their family in America and are hoping for better prospects in their home country. But things hardly improve once they settle in Limerick; as McCourt puts it, "Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood. Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Illness and death are commonplace in Limerick, and Malachy's drinking and inability to hold a job make matters worse. Angela's Ashes was directed by Alan Parker, who previously looked at Irish life in The Commitments (1991); Laura Jones wrote the screenplay.
When John Halder's latest novel is enlisted by the Nazi party to push their agenda, his career and social standing instantly advance. But after learning of the Reich's horrific plans for the future, John must decide whether to do nothing and keep his fame or risk losing everything. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs and Mark Strong. MPAA Rating: R Rated R for Language
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.