The Captain [German: Der Hauptmann] dir. Robert Schwentke (2018) [Subtitled] A German deserter in the final weeks of the Second World War stumbles upon the uniform of a Luftwaffe captain and assumes his identity. A tense, grimly realised true story that unflaggingly defies audience expectation of some high-minded purpose behind the deception.
Tag: foreign film
42 Word Review: All Three Of Us
All Three Of Us dir. Kheiron (2015) [subtitled, from the French “Nous trois ou rien”) Hibat, a young Iranian activist, survives the autocratic regime of the shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the religo-political purges of the ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, before finding a new life and purpose in France. A sombre story made uproariously palatable in the telling.