Saturday, January 06, 2007


I believe this is the first movie that I've taken the time to review that is not a current release. This was an Oscar nominee last year, and well-deserved. It's practically a stage play, with almost all of the movie an extended interrogation scene. It's extremely well-acted.

The reason it's worth a late review is the number of unintended parallels with certain current events. Sophie and her brother were arrested under the Nazi regime because they questioned whether fighting a war that was destined to be lost was in the best interest of the country. Because they criticized their current administration's war, they were considered "aiding an abetting the enemy," and special wartime laws had been enacted allowing them to be tried (and ultimately executed) immediately.

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