In Emmanuel Finkiel’s haunting adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ The War: A Memoir, Mélanie Thierry stars as Marguerite, an active Resistance member in Nazi-occupied Paris. When the Gestapo deports her husband to Dachau in 1944, she becomes friendly with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) in order to get details of his whereabouts. As months go by without news, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable. Using expressionistic imagery and voiceover passages, filmmaker Finkiel evokes the inner world of one of the 20thcentury’s most revolutionary writers. In French with English subtitles. Writer/Director: Emmanuel Finkiel. (France 2017) 127 min.
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