Do you remember the mime, Marcel Marceau? Did you know that he was in the French Resistance during World War II?
Neither did I.
Review 2020 by Flytrap
Written by: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Directed by: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy, Bella Ramsey, Ed Harris, Matthias Schweighöfer, Karl Markovics
Complete cast and crew are here
Running time: 120 Mins
On Amazon Prime
As the Nazi war machine devours Europe, a young actor must make a decision on how to best be of help.
First warning: This movie gets very grim, on occasion, especially when dealing with Klaus Barbie; this not really a family-friendly film. That being said, this is one of the most gripping films I have seen in a while and I wore out the edge of my seat while watching it. There are several narratives: Marcel, his father, Elsbeth, and the scary Nazi Barber, etc., that are skillfully entwined. Eisenberg is perfect as the actor who struggles to find his place in the Resistance.
I highly recommend this one, although it’s not all fun and games. There are no post-credit scenes.
Flytrap rating: 8/10
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