At the height of the First World War during Spring 1917 in northern France, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are given a seemingly impossible mission to deliver a message which will warn of an ambush during one of the skirmishes soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich. The two recruits race against time, crossing enemy territory to deliver the warning and keep a British battalion of 1,600 men, which includes Blake’s own brother, from walking into a deadly trap. The pair must give their all to accomplish their mission by surviving the war to end all wars. Source: Wikipedia
JUSTIN KURZEL TO DIRECT
THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP
The novel won The Man Booker prize in 2014
NORTH WW2 MINI SERIES
After The Railwayman with Colin Firth we are getting a new movie on the horrors of infamous railway in Burma during World War II! As ‘Deadline’ reports, director Justin Kurzel has boarded Freemantle’s small screen adaptation of Richard Flanagan’s acclaimed novel THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH which has the story set against the backdrop of the horrific Burma Railway in 1943 and across the Pacific during World War II. The mini series will chart the cruelty of war, the tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love, as seen through the eyes of an Australian doctor and prisoner of war.
World on Fire is a heart-stopping, multi-stranded drama telling the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. The first series of seven episodes tells the story of the first year of the war, starting with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain.
Although this is dated 2019, it was traveling the festival circuit.
Here‘s a film that has had its film festival run around the world throughout this year: THE TOBACCONIST a tender, heart breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna, based on the international best seller by Robert Seethaler.
The film comes from our favorite Beta Film!
Friends With Freud
Seventeen year-old Franz (Simon Morze) journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music hall dancer Anezka (Emma Drogunova), he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis’ arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?
German, Czech Language
7 filming locations
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Upper Austria, Austria
South Tyrol, Italy
The film is filled with both male and female delightful full nudity