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
In the midst of WWII a small group of art experts are commissioned by Roosevelt as soldiers and sent to the european theater to protect historically important buildings and monuments, and to locate vast troves of priceless art looted by the nazis. Discovering art in castles and mines, they race against time as the nazis scramble to destroy everything they can.
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.
A powerful, moving, and heartwarming film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his father home from World War II, LITTLE BOY will capture your heart and lift your spirits. From the Executive Producers of Son of God and Touched by an Angel, this instant cinematic classic captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7-year-old child and reminds us of the power of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity. LITTLE BOY also stars Academy Award Nominee Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything) and Tom Wilkinson (Selma). (Original Title - Little Boy) - 2015 Open Road Films. All Rights Reserved.
From the acclaimed director of Z and CAPITAL, Costa-Gavras presents a powerful and riveting account of the implementation of the Final Solution and the culpability of the Vatican in the extermination of millions in Nazi Death Camps. The strength of the film relies in part on the intimacy of the story told: chemist Kurt Gerstein (Ulrich Tukur) is an SS officer in charge of hygiene. When he learns that methods he developed to eradicate typhus are being used in gas chambers, he turns to representatives of the Vatican for help, to find that the only one who will listen to him is a young and powerless Jesuit priest (Mathieu Kassovitz).
At the height of WWII, a group of German officers hatched a plot to assassinate Hitler and seize control of the military command in order to end the war. The operation was code-named 'Valkyrie', for the emergency plan that was meant to be used in case of a revolt against the Nazi government. This plan had been modified by the conspirators to ensure their success, but for various reasons the plot failed when finally carried out on 20 July 1944. The conspirators of the inner circle were shot after a kangaroo trial or sentenced to death soon after.
Daniel Craig (James Bond: Quantum of Solace) stars as Tuvia Bielski, an ordinary citizen turned hero, in this action-packed epic of family, honor, vengeance and salvation. Defiance is a riveting adventure that showcases the extraordinary true story of the Bielski brothers, simple farmers outnumbered and outgunned- who turned a group of war refugees into powerful freedom fighters. Tuvia, along with his unyielding brother, Zus (Liev Schreiber, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), motivate hundreds of civilians to join their ranks against the Nazi regime. Their "Inspirational story"* is a true testament to the human spirit. *David Densby, The New Yorker
After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce of MOMENTO), Bertie (Academy-Award®-nominee Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Golden-Globe®-nominee Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Academy-Award®-winner Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall of SWEENEY TODD), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Winner of four Oscars® including "Best Picture" and "Best Actor," The King's Speech is based on the true story of King George VI's quest to find his voice.