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Divided We Fall

This Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film comes to us from the Czech Republic. Based on a true story, Divided We Fall is set in a small Czech town occupied by German forces during the last years of World War II. Joseph and Marie are a childless couple trying to lead a normal life amid the chaos. One night, Joseph has a chance meeting with the young Jewish son of a former employer. This young man is the only surviving member of his family and has recently escaped from a concentration camp. Joseph and Marie agree to give him refuge in their house. Unfortunately, a neighbor begins to suspect something, and the couple is forced to take in a boarder from the local Nazi party. Marie protests, claiming she is pregnant. Since her husband is sterile, however, the hunt is now on for a father. Beautifully acted and laced with unexpected humor, this film intermingles heroism and collaboration, generosity and cowardice, drama and comedy. In Czech with English subtitles. 122 minutes