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written by Texan99 September 4, 2010 - 3:59 PM PDT
Because I was reluctant to endure another Holocaust pain-fest about hiding Jews a la Anne Frank, I almost took a pass on this fine film. That would have been a shame. I was so afraid it would degenerate into an unbearable screed on the treacherous behavior of people in the grip of a fascist occupation. Instead, not only do the protagonists behave better than expected, but even the really awful bad guys get a surprisingly humane treatment from the director. The film has the oddest atmosphere, almost like a bedroom farce. This tone really keeps you on your toes, because you never go more than a few minutes without being reminded that this is definitely no joke and that the director is not being even remotely flippant, either about guilt or about forgiveness and reconciliation.

Do Rent Divided We Fall
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written by GDarcy November 12, 2004 - 10:37 AM PST
2 out of 4 members found this review helpful
I requested this Czech film (2000) from GreenCine and they kindly secured a copy. It doesn't focus so much on the horrors of World War II in Eastern Europe but emphasizes instead the War's effects on a close-knit community and how their interpersonal relations are altered by events. It is sweet, sad and funny, and I enjoyed every minute. Thanks, GreenCine, for the opportunity.

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