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Allied (2016)

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In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writer:

Steven Knight
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Max Vatan
Vincent Ebrahim Vincent Ebrahim ... Driver in Desert
Xavier de Guillebon Xavier de Guillebon ... Claude
Marion Cotillard ... Marianne Beauséjour
Camille Cottin ... Monique
Michael McKell ... German Officer at Anfa Café
Vincent Latorre ... Vincent (as Vincent La Torre)
Fleur Poad Fleur Poad ... Hobar's Secretary
August Diehl ... Hobar
Miryam Hayward Miryam Hayward ... Moroccan Girl
Iselle Rifat Iselle Rifat ... Moroccan Girl
Aysha Kanayo Aysha Kanayo ... Moroccan Girl
Anton Blake ... German Ambassador
Daniel Betts ... George Kavanagh
Sally Messham ... Margaret
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Storyline

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, the fearless Wing Commander, Max Vatan, lands on the desert dunes of Morocco to meet with the skillful Parisian member of the French Resistance, Marianne Beauséjour. After a suicide mission in the heart of Casablanca, Max and Marianne will flee to England with plans on making a family; however, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion will burden their relationship, when Max receives a shocking call from the Secret Service Division. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek answers in the perilous streets of a bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? Written by Nick Riganas

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nazi | spy | suicide | french | german spy | See All (328) »

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Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French | German | Arabic

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Seconds of Silence See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,701,743, 25 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,069,087, 20 January 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,098,064
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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This is Brad Pitt and Jared Harris' third movie together. They also starred in Ocean's Twelve (2004) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). See more »

Goofs

In the final scenes, when the camera pans around in the car to show baby Anna, you can see she is being rocked by someone/something up until the camera stops panning and settles on her. See more »

Quotes

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Max Vatan: [about Anna] You used her as collateral!
Mrs. Sinclair: You have done far worse, Wing Commander Vatan.
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The first few closing credits are a massive font size. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 23 November 2016 (2016) See more »

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Calling All Workers
Written & Performed by Eric Coates
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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Classy story of war, spying, love and family
1 December 2016 | by dierregiSee all my reviews

A Franco/Canadian secret mission is an unusual twist for a WWII story. This and the setting of the first part of "Allied" reminded me of "The English Patient". Canadian Max (Pitt) is sent to Casablanca for a dangerous mission. Marianne (Cotillard) is the French agent already in place to help him.

Out of the desert and in London, "Allied" moves into a different territory, albeit still with plenty of style. Max and Marianne's wartime romance in exotic settings turns into a real family, but doubts arise about Marianne's identity.

London during the war as the main setting for two thirds of the movie looked very realistic. I did not mind what could be the historical inaccuracy of the Blitz, because the bombing added a layer of drama to the story.

I particularly liked the scene during the party, with Sing, Sing Sing playing in the background. It is a slightly menacing tune and it complemented perfectly the atmosphere of tension, suspicion and slight desperation.

Even if I have never been a Brad Pitt fan, he did a good job playing quiet Max, a man of a few words who sees his new world disintegrating. One can easily imagine him as a long-term bachelor falling for the beautiful, brave French partisan. Cotillard was also convincing as the ambiguous "femme fatale". Contrary to what some reviewers wrote, plenty of chemistry between the two, but also tenderness.

If you like movies with a solid plot, linear storytelling, believable characters, difficult choices, great costumes and soundtrack, then you should like this.

P.S. couple of remarks: Pitt's French was not the best and no way he could have passed for Parisian, but that did not bother me too much. The final scene is a couple of minutes too long, but again, not a major problem. However, what a relief to follow a good plot without the zig- zagging in time, overused but often useless editing style.


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