On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from ... See full summary »
A Russian Jewish father emigrates to America in 1923, with a promise to send for his mother and young daughter when he is settled. When his village is burned in a pogrom, his mother is killed and his daughter is separated from other youngsters who make it to the port to emigrate. She ends up on a ship bound for England, where she is renamed Suzie and raised by a British family. Many years later, Suzie's talent for singing and dancing sees her accepted into a Paris dance troupe where she is befriended by Lola, a fellow dancer from Moscow. Cesar, a handsome brooding gypsy who works with the troupe later becomes her lover. Lola pursues Dante, an egotistical tenor who is performing in the area. All is well until the Nazis march into Paris, and Suzie's Russian Jewish background places her in danger. She must decide whether to leave Cesar and her friends and continue the search for her father in America. Written by
The scenes where the people of Paris are shown leaving town, because of Nazi occupation, were shot just before the morning traffic jammed the streets. See more »
In the scene where Suzie is following Cesare and his friends on her bike, they go through a passage where you can see the Eiffel Tower in the background and it is lit up. However, the lights were not added to the Tower until 1986. See more »
One should never look back. One should never regret. Never.
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A character driven story with great acting, music and cinematography.
My entire reason for bringing this film home was the cast: Christina
Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro and Johnny Depp. Each of the
actors are phenomenal and have talent in spades, and to see them all
together in a film with such great characters was a delight. However,
this is one of those movies where there is no fast-paced, witty dialog,
no car chases and no gratuitous sex. It is about the characters.
Therefore, many will find its plot slow and dull. This movie was not
made for mass appeal. Many will find it to be beautiful and meaningful,
while others will not sit through the first half hour. With that said,
I will now say how much I loved this movie. It was visually stunning,
superbly acted and has a score to match. While I have always enjoyed
Christina Ricci and found her to be quite attractive, I have never seen
her look as beautiful as she does in this film. Cate Blanchett is as
wonderful as she always is, proving once more she is one of today's
most versatile and convincing actors. Johnny Depp and John Turturro are
also both excellent in their roles. Overall, I would have to recommend
this to anyone who enjoys good character development/superb acting.
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