Earning an Academy Award(r) nomination for Best Foreign Language Film of 2000, DIVIDED WE FALL tells the true and bittersweet story of a Czechoslovakian couple whose village has been taken over by Nazis during World War II. Josef (Bolek Polívka) and Marie Cizek (Anna Sisková) lead a simple and restricted life in their small apartment while outside the turmoil of war and prejudice is a constant threat. When they decide to hide a young Jewish neighbor in their home (Csongor Kassai), the danger of their situation increases, especially since they have a constant visitor Horst (Jaroslav Dusek), a former colleague of Josef's and a German sympathizer with eyes for Marie. When she rejects his advances, he seeks revenge by trying to move a Nazi clerk into their home, forcing the couple to tell a lie that will change their lives forever. With an engrossing, historically-charged story and subtle yet stirring performances, DIVIDED WE FALL is a film of depth and humanity that you'll never forget.

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90% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.3/10
  • Fresh 55
  • Rotten 6

Critics Consensus: Divided We Fall takes a complex look at World War II, skillfully balancing humor and gravity.

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Studio
Sony Pictures Classics
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2000 Ceska Televize and Total Helpart T.H.A. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
Czech (Stereo)
Additional
English

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