Resistance (PG)

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Time Out says

Tue Nov 22 2011

Welsh villagers face Nazi occupation in this counterfactual historical drama based on Owen Sheers’s novel. It’s 1944, D-Day has failed and German troops are occupying Britain. Andrea Riseborough (pictured right) is Sarah, a principled young woman who wakes to find her husband missing, along with the other men in the village. Soon German officers are setting up a local observation post, seeking shelter and food and forming tentative bonds with the conflicted, overworked women and children. Meanwhile, the resistance is building momentum and the penalty for collaboration is death.

It’s an intriguing premise given a tangibly creepy atmosphere by debut director Amit Gupta: the tone shifts from almost paranormal thriller to war movie to love story and back. It’s a quietly confident feature that provokes thought about loyalties, humanity and sacrifice in a subtly fresh context. There’s strong support from a familiar cast including Michael Sheen, Kimberley Nixon (‘Fresh Meat’) and Iwan Rheon (‘Misfits’) although several characters’ stories feel tantalisingly half told. The central relationship between Riseborough’s Sarah and Tom Wlaschiha’s officer Albrecht is loaded with tension and masterfully performed.
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Rated:

PG

UK release:

Fri Nov 25, 2011

Duration:

92 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Amit Gupta

Screenwriter:

Owen Sheers

Cast:

Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen, Kimberley Nixon, Iwan Rheon

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Eddie Glasgow

Acting - GOOD, story - ? Watchability PAINFULLY SLOW, This will be a "Cult film", OK reasonably well done, but I for one will never watch again.

intersting but grim

Interesting, but very very slow and slightly confusing in places. Atmospheric, some compelling performances, particularly the leads. Quite a grim watch, though.

Deborah Chester

Intriguing story, brilliantly directed and great acting set amidst some of UK's most beautiful countryside. Love it! Screen Associates SA

Deborah Chester

Intriguing story, brilliantly directed and great acting set amidst some of UK's most beautiful countryside. Love it! Screen Associates SA

Minter Dil

The central thought of the film is that one is marked by the choices one makes... All the more so when the stakes are high... A well acted film.

Minter Dil

The central thought of the film is that one is marked by the choices one makes... All the more so when the stakes are high... A well acted film.