In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.
I just watched this movie at the East Bay Jewish Film Festival in Pleasant Hill. It is a WWII movie that takes place in France in 1943 in what at that time was a part of France that was controlled by Italy, and when Mussolini, gets overthrown, sets in motion these events.
This movie kept me on the edge of my seat, as you watch a reluctant Fanny, aged about 13 finding herself in charge of a bunch of little Jewish kids being forced to flee from France to Switzerland as the Nazis take over in this area of France from Italy. Like all little kids, they all want their mommies and daddies and don't quite understand what is happening to them. This movie is based on a true story and was quite exciting.
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