Friday, November 17

Movie Review: Suite Francaise (2014)

Film Title: Suite Francaise
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
Released: 2014
Genre: Drama and Romance
Rating: NR (I would say a PG-13)
Where I Got It: Netflix

During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier, a French villager, and Bruno von Falk, a German soldier.


What words to use for this film? 

This was good. Not amazing, but really good. There was a sort of calm to this movie. Yes, there is a lot of sadness and fear from the French citizens of the little town. However, this felt like very realistic in a lot of way. People are just trying to live.

There is a romance in the story, but it is no love story. It is tragic in a lot of ways. It made me sad and I felt bad for Bruno and Lucille. They both want to be free. Her from her mother-in-law's house. Him from his horrible role of a solider. Sure, he does well, but he hates every minute. If only they had met before the war or in a whole different life. 

I felt bad for everyone in a way except for that major creeper and the mayor's wife. SMH. 

The ending had me so unsure of my feelings. It ended how I thought it would end, but I wanted more. It was good though.

The only major issue that bothered me was the accents. Only the Germans had German accents. The rest of the French citizens all had British accents. Sighs. I mean...I got used to it, but c'mon either be authentic or not. Don't do halfsies. Commit to have the proper accents or don't for everyone. Meh. 

In the end, I really liked this film. I actually watched it twice. It was sad. I didn't cry like I expected, but it was a realistic sad movie. I did love the little impossible romance between Lucille and Bruno. It really feels like a good movie to watch on a rainy day with a cup of Hot Cocoa. This shall stamp with 4 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

I hate all accents cos they DO NOT MAKE SENSE. If they all talked British fine, and the Germans could have an accent since everyone is supposed to speak French anyway ;)

Melliane said...

why not, I could try!

Carole Rae said...

B, yes. That is my biggest pet peeve with movies like this.

Melliane, it is good!

Anachronist said...

I like realistic and sad - might watch it as well!

vvb32 reads said...

Ooo, this is one on my wanna watch list. Might read the book if the film inspires me to do so.

Carole Rae said...

Ana, not a bad one!

vvb32, I should read it. I liked the movie well enough that I am sure the book might be even better.