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  • 3.8
Prague, 1938. Emil, a radio reporter, is married to the beautiful Hana, an actress whose new film has catapulted her into fame. As the Nazis come to power, however, Hana's Jewish heritage precipitates her fall from stardom to the bottom of the social ladder. In order to protect her, Emil compromises himself collaborating with the new Nazi-controlled state radio station. But as Emil starts enjoying the attention and respect that had previously evaded him, his fidelity and loyalty towards his wife begin to falter. The assassination of the Third Reich Deputy Protector and a chance encounter on a bicycle bring their lingering marriage to a crisis, possibly sealing Hana's fate.

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wow! I watched this a few months back and found it fun, but a second reading found it so much more. I failed to see the incredible betrayal, and in some queer way, a happy ending of sorts. The acting was excellent, especially the female lead. I am constantly amazed at how many wonderful actors there are in the baltic region. I am glad that Fandor makes it possible for us to see such powerful acting.

I would suggest that anyone who is not entralled with this the first time through give it a second viewing. I think there is so much here. What utter terror the Jews lived through. In this case the woman was totally assimilated and a Mischlinge, and yet she was destined for extermination. In the last twenty-five years so much has been made of the devastating toll AIDS has taken on the creative arts, but IT PALES IN COMPARISON WITH WHAT HAPPENED IN THE HOLOCAUST. There simply is no comparison. Thankfully films like this continue to raise our awareness of this truly unfathomable nightmare. You will shiver with some of the footage.

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wow! I watched this a few months back and found it fun, but a second reading found it so much more. I failed to see the incredible betrayal, and in some queer way, a happy ending of sorts. The acting was excellent, especially the female lead. I am constantly amazed at how many wonderful actors there are in the baltic region. I am glad that Fandor makes it possible for us to see such powerful acting.

I would suggest that anyone who is not entralled with this the first time through give it a second viewing. I think there is so much here. What utter terror the Jews lived through. In this case the woman was totally assimilated and a Mischlinge, and yet she was destined for extermination. In the last twenty-five years so much has been made of the devastating toll AIDS has taken on the creative arts, but IT PALES IN COMPARISON WITH WHAT HAPPENED IN THE HOLOCAUST. There simply is no comparison. Thankfully films like this continue to raise our awareness of this truly unfathomable nightmare. You will shiver with some of the footage.

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I loved the stylist grace notes throughout. Beautiful filming. Somehow this manages to bridge the horrors of the time period while delivering story and cinematic lushness.

Engrossing, pationate and captivating. Keeps you on the edge of your seat until thrvshocking but honest conclusion.

Very powerful with unrelinquishing suspense. Flamboyant yet serious.