Suite Française.

Based on the 2004 novel of the same name, Suite Française is the story of a French woman’s love affair with a Nazi lieutenant during the German occupation of France. As well as its central romance, the film also looks at the lives of several members of a small village and the strains placed upon them … Continue reading

Fury.

War is ghastly. We already know this but Fury is determined to drive the message home. Its grizzly depiction of life for American soldiers fighting in Nazi controlled Germany in 1945 reaffirms the horror of war and the unfathomable trauma it leaves on those “lucky” enough to survive it. Fury continues to portray the violence and … Continue reading

Downfall.

The story goes like this…Traudl Junge, Hitler’s personal secretary during the last two years of his life, was interviewed for the documentary Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary in 2002. After hearing of the documentary’s warm reception and critical success Junge died of cancer in the early hours of the next day. Mere hours before her death, she is … Continue reading