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Suite Française

Suite Française (2015)

March. 12,2015
| Drama Romance War

France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk, the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war.


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Reading the synopsis already gives the directions to the movie; not much of a surprise to me, to be fairly honest. The disposition of characters and their personalities are very well known in romantic fiction.However, it is still a intriguing and beautiful movie. You can enjoy the marvelous landscapes of France and Belgium countrysides. Though predictable, the dynamic of the main couple is delicate and makes you cheer for them. It also shows the civilian point of view of war, far from the battle camps, but still a painfully one.This movie gave me exactly what I wanted and expected. A forbidden and almost cheesy romance that's not your usual WWII movie.


I loved everything about Suite Francaise. A feel of Romeo and Juliet, having two lovers being torn part from outside circumstances, although i will not give away the ending. The scenery and visuals were stunning. It reflected the history of the time so well with the vile behavior of the Nazis and the attitudes of the small-town folk. I just loved the whole story of it and it is something different from your other average romantic movie nowadays. Great casting for Suite Francaise, particularly Matthias Schoenaerts as the German soldier Bruno Van Falk. The sub-plot (if of one) of Celine and Benoit was thrilling and astounding, played by Margot Robbie and Sam Riley. I was really following the character's journeys throughout and rooting for them, hoping everything would work out okay for them. despite them being caught up in one of the world's most deadly of wars ever. I commend this movie and recommend it to everyone, especially history buffs, hoping you will enjoy it as much as I truly did.


During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier. Suite Francaise is based upon the very popular best seller and honestly i don't know about the book but this film is fantastic the acting is superb and i loved the story and how Lucile and Bruno started to fell in love day by day another thing i liked was Bruno himself Schoenaerts gave a terrific performance as a good German. The rest of the cast also did great Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley and Margot Robbie even Lambert Wilson did great the only bad thing about the whole movie was that some characters didn't got the screen time that they need it to become even more interesting for example Margot's character should have been more in the film in the cast she's 3rd but she is in the film barely for around 5 or 6 minutes top even Kristin Scott Thomas should have been more in the film in my opinion but still one hell of a great film with a huge impact and that's for sure and that is why i'll give Suite Francaise a 8/10.

Zainab Raza

Following in the genre of war-romance. This film is set in 1940 France, featuring a young girls journey through the hardships of a German invasion. Michelle Williams played character, Lucille, extraordinarily showing emotions flipping throughout the plot. With not so high a rating, I was surprised by the way the film took pleasure in diverting my mind on the expectations I had for its ending. With some parts showing a melodramatic town atmosphere, it however creates a modern twist on an unexpected love connection, during a time in which such relationships were not even thought of. A great film to watch, if you are looking for a different angle on World War 2 romances.