During the Second World War, five men hurt themselves to be sent home from the front line. But unfortunately, they all had to face a court, which decided to send them to the land of nobody (between enemy lines) to be killed by enemies. Then all five men to died in very dramatic situations. Or at least hardly anybody believed they are still alive. But after the war, the girlfriend of the youngest man, Mattilda (Audrey Tatou), does not believe that and tries to find the truth.
This movie is very romantic and there are many nice scenes in the movie, most of the war pictures are taken with a special filter which makes a difference between the past (the war) and the present. There are many romantic scenes from the Mattilda’s youth, but also some very sad scenes from the war.
It is not the movie of the year, but at least it should be a movie of the month.
Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning playing his little daughter bring to us a credible drama in the old village house. De Niro is one of todays most experienced film actors and he knows how to do it, to make you believe him almost everything. And the little child Dakota has more film experience than you can believe. She constantly appears on screen from her six years.
But back to the movie. Until the seventienth minute you will probably have no clue, who is there missing in the movie and who/why is the bad, but then the characters will start to uncover themselves, things will be more predictable and in the last minutes all things will get absolutely clear. The atmosphere of the movie itself is really scary and the great performance of both main actors helps to create very good horror experience. It is sometimes a little bit bloody, but not more than the daily news.
I do not want to tell you the whole story, but it is in my opinion a good movie. Not that kind you know as a must see, but good enough. If you like psycho dramas and intelligent horrors you surely enjoy this movie.
It’s told that the white men can’t jump. I prefer telling that the most of the white men can’t jump, because they can sometimes even fly. 😉
Thanks Blanka for the photo documentation.
See it here: heat, jump, ground.