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Kept waiting for it to really take off
on 22 March 2016
This is another modern film that again doesn't seem to quite add up and deliver. Possibly in this case it is because of it having a limited budget, but despite having moments of promise etc, it somehow feels flat. I would have expected far more tension and drama in a film about the wartime Resistance in Paris but instead it seems somehow casually aloof and doesn't ever really engage you, with the result that when the final end of film dramatic toll of the deaths of the Resistance fighters in the film is put on the screen, I personally felt somewhat underwhelmed (simply re the movie). It would be great to see a modern film that really gets to grips with the drama, tension, and heroism of the very brave French people of the Resistance. I mean no disrespect to the film makers either - its just that thay clearly chose to film these events in a kind of low key cinematic way that doesn't to me quite suit the subject, and perhaps this is also to do with the distant time-wise now since the war and all that has happened cinematically since then. In spite of all this it is still well done and an engaging film which is why I am giving it 3 stars.