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OUT 22 FE­BRU­ARY / RATED PG / 98 MINS DI­REC­TOR Christo­pher Me­naul

CAST Jenny Sea­grove, John Han­nah, Amanda Ab­bing­ton, Ro­nan Keat­ing, Ju­lian Kos­tov

NOTH­ING AGAINST TRUE sto­ries of courage, but this WWII drama is as ir­ri­tat­ing as it is in­spi­ra­tional. Hav­ing wit­nessed the cru­elty of the oc­cu­py­ing Ger­mans, Jersey widow Louisa Gould (Sea­grove) can­not say no to hid­ing the des­per­ate Rus­sian POW es­capee (Kos­tov). But Louisa’s faith in her com­mu­nity blinds her to the dan­gers of be­trayal. Af­ter en­list­ing her sis­ter (Ab­bing­ton), brother-in-law (Han­nah) and brother (Keat­ing), she naively “hides” him in plain sight. In­evitably when ra­tions run short the neigh­bours all start look­ing sus­pi­cious, and tragic con­se­quences are a given in a film that plays out like a mid­dling TV drama. AE

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