Thursday, 26 January 2012

Film: Before The Fall



In wartime Germany a promising young boxer leaves his family (and the prospect of a mundane job) behind when he is lured to a school for The Elite.

Freiderich soon makes both friends and foes in the competitive environment but the boys soon learn that the reason they are there is far more serious than spying on girls and boxing matches.

This German film is no action packed war movie as the cover may suggest. It’s a thoughtful coming of age tale that takes place during one of the darkest times in recent history.

It takes a while to get going but once the petty rivalries make way for really disturbing issues this becomes a captivating film that presents a WWII story that (to my knowledge) hasn’t previously made it onto our screens.

Before The Fall is available on DVD in the UK now.

Ric’s Rating: 68%

4 comments:

  1. Do I dare ask what the real reason was?

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  2. The reason was that they were being groomed to kill Alex.
    I think you'd like it Michael.

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  3. It sounds pretty interesting, but I'm also wondering what the other reason was. I guess I have to buy a ticket to find out! Thanks for the review

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