Monday, December 15, 2014

WW2 Movie Review: The Fallen

The Fallen has been sitting in my queue for some time on Hulu for various WW2 movies and documentaries to watch when I get a moment...hahhahaha

The Fallen is Ari Taub's gritty WW2 drama, set after the tide had turned on the Axis powers in 1944, chronicles the conflict through the eyes of an ill-fated unit of German soldiers, their disheveled Italian allies, and an American supply group.

I don't care to spoil much about the movie but I wanted to give my thoughts on it. First, this is a drama, there is combat and action but the focus is more on what went on during the war, the psychology and perceptions at that time. I found the Italian resistance at odds with the Italian army to be very interesting on how two types of people formed from the same people in a county split by ideals. The Germans also were not portrayed as monsters but soldiers fighting as war as ordered and the mixing of the Germans and Italians leads to many comical scenes that break up the dark points of the movie. The American supply group was also interesting to see how the US troops treated civilians and the challenges they had. Overall, it was a great movie....the only thing is you have to read translations unless you speak Italian, German and English, then your good....

Well worth a watch!


Full movie on YouTube enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a good movie. Subtitles are no problem and I think it's a good idea to have each side speaking in their native tongue.

    Nice to see it's free on the YouTube!