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One Against the Wind (1991)

Mary Lindell works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are ... See full summary »

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Larry Elikann

Writer:

Chris Bryant
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Countess Mary Lindell
Sam Neill ... Major James Leggatt, The Guards
Anthony Higgins ... SS Capt. Herman Gruber
Christien Anholt ... Maurice Lindell, Mary's Son
Kate Beckinsale ... Barbe Lindell
Denholm Elliott ... Father LeBlanc
Frank Middlemass ... Dubois
David Ryall ... Dumont, Mary's Lawyer
Peter Cellier ... Court General
Mark Wing-Davey ... Col. Miles Grant, Leggat's CO
Stevan Rimkus Stevan Rimkus ... German Pilot
Tom Hodgkins Tom Hodgkins ... Ben, Big Canada
Michael Crossman Michael Crossman ... Little Canada
John Savident ... Henry Smallwood, American Embasy
Terence Taplin ... Von Bismarck (as Terry Taplin)
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Storyline

Mary Lindell works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are complicated by her high profile and her daughter's love affair with a German officer. Based on the true story. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Biography | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Mary Lindell See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First film of Mark Strong. See more »

Quotes

German Soldier: What did he say?
Countess Mary Lindell: When you're dying, you all ask for the same thing. You ask for your mother.
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Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Non, je ne Regrette rien
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by Michel Vaucaire
Performed by Édith Piaf
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When An Guardian Angel Brave Woman Saves Many Lives in Times of War
28 March 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Second World War, the English Countess Mary Lindell (Judy Davis) and former Red-Cross nurse in the First World War lives in France with her son Maurice Lindell (Christien Anholt) and her daughter Barbe Lindell (Kate Beckinsale). When she sees the Major James Leggatt (Sam Neil) wounded and wandering in an occupied Paris, she does not hesitate to risk her life to save him from the Germans. This is the beginning of her support to the Allies (specially British and American soldiers) in France, helping them to escape to Spain. This true story has a powerful performance of Judy Davis in the role of a splendid woman. Mary Lindell, as presented in the film, was the guardian angel of many soldiers, saving many lives along the war. Unfortunately this is a television movie, otherwise Judy Davis should have deserved to be Oscar nominee, having such a performance. A great movie, recommended for all audiences. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Correndo Contra o Vento' (`Running Against the Wind')


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