Jiri Kodet

Jiri Kodet

Jiri Kodet Quick Links

Film RSS

Divided We Fall Review


Essential
Just when you think you've seen all the World War II films you can handle, one comes along that leaves you in awe. Perhaps because Divided We Fall focuses on common citizens in an occupied Czechoslovakia instead of shouting about how Jews died (and I grew up Jewish, so this is not anti-Semitism talking), it stands out as a poignant, compelling story.

Josef and Marie Cizek (Boleslav Polivka and Anna Siskova) are an average married couple. Over the past few years (judiciously covered during the opening credits) they have watched the rights of their neighbors and work peers slowly taken away as Nazi rule increases. The son of a co-worker, David Wiener (Csongor Kassai), miraculously escaped the work camps of Poland and the reclusive Josef is disgusted enough with societal conditions that he takes the young man in.

Continue reading: Divided We Fall Review

Divided We Fall Review


OK

"Divided We Fall" is another entry in that tricky emerging genre of self-importantly poignant tragicomedies about the Holocaust.

Like Italy's "Life Is Beautiful," Hollywood's "Jakob the Liar" and the French-Romanian "Train of Life," it finds hope and some humor in the shadow of the Nazi jackboot, this time in a small Czech town where middle-aged Josef Cizek and his young wife (Boleslav Polivka and Anna Siskova) have managed to keep the German occupation of their country at arm's length by focusing on trying to have a baby -- without any luck.

It's 1943 and for four years they've watched from behind their curtains as some of their Jewish neighbors fled the town, then later got deported while their homes were ransacked for valuables and turned over to Nazi officials.

Continue reading: Divided We Fall Review

Jiri Kodet

Jiri Kodet Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Actor


Suggested

Met Gala 2018: Pope Rihanna And Zendaya Of Arc Among Best Dressed

Met Gala 2018: Pope Rihanna And Zendaya Of Arc Among Best Dressed

This year's best dressed stars at the Catholic-themed Met Gala.

Childish Gambino - This Is America Video

Childish Gambino - This Is America Video

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has stunned the world with his latest video 'This Is America' which blends comedy and dance with flippant violence.

'Lord Of The Rings' Was Almost Directed By Quentin Tarantino

'Lord Of The Rings' Was Almost Directed By Quentin Tarantino

Harvey Weinstein wanted one movie, and almost sacked Peter Jackson over it.

Manic Street Preachers - First Direct Arena, Leeds 02.05.2018 Live Review

Manic Street Preachers - First Direct Arena, Leeds 02.05.2018 Live Review

On the road to promote their much-acclaimed 13th album, which was a place shy of topping the UK charts, Manic Street Preachers showed they are far...

Advertisement
Don Cheadle's Freestyle 'Avengers' Rap Is Everything

Don Cheadle's Freestyle 'Avengers' Rap Is Everything

That final battle scene? Yeah, it was a poo-poo. Whatever that means.

Katy Perry Has Offered Taylor Swift An Actual Olive Branch

Katy Perry Has Offered Taylor Swift An Actual Olive Branch

Their feud has had the pop world hooked since it began at least four years ago. Music juggernauts, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, have traded blows...

The Biggest WTF Moments Since Kanye West's Comeback

The Biggest WTF Moments Since Kanye West's Comeback

Slavery is a choice and Trump has dragon energy...

Billy Corgan Teases

Billy Corgan Teases "Two New EPs" Of Smashing Pumpkins Songs In 2018

Corgan took to Instagram to confirm rumours of new Pumpkins material, saying the first songs could arrive as early as May.

Advertisement

Jiri Kodet Movies

Divided We Fall Movie Review

Divided We Fall Movie Review

Just when you think you've seen all the World War II films you can handle,...

Divided We Fall Movie Review

Divided We Fall Movie Review

"Divided We Fall" is another entry in that tricky emerging genre of self-importantly poignant tragicomedies...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.