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Undercover War

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A young soldier tries to decide whether he wants to be a draft-dodger

Undercover War

It’s 1944 in German-occupied Luxembourg, and 20-year-old François (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet) faces a stark choice.

He can either be conscripted into the Wehrmacht and sent to the eastern Front, or hide underground in a disused mine with fellow draft-dodgers.

Writer/director Nicolas Steil downplays any heroism, concentrating instead on men battling simply to survive.

There’s an implausible romantic subplot above ground, but Leprince-Ringuet’s François makes for a credibly flawed protagonist.

Disc includes interviews with real-life luxembourg resisters.
 

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 24th 2011
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