Restrained and mature vehicle for Pola Negri; she plays a Frenchwoman whose farm is used to house German POW’s and both romance and a conflict of loyalty ensue. The film is helped along considerably by moody cinematography.
Negri and Clive Brook both give sensitive performances as the rarest of movie creatures: star-crossed lovers who are also capable of acting like adults. A forgotten treat. Highly recommended, especially if you have never seen one of Pola Negri’s films.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.Negri and Brook’s romance is condemned but eventually accepted when her brother returns home from war and begs for peace.
If it were a dessert it would be: Blackberry with Red Wine Sorbet. Mature, perhaps a little dark but still a pleasure.
Availability: Released on DVD by Grapevine.
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