New spy movie promises much
Some reviewers are calling it the new adaption of Casablanca, while others are simply calling it for the action-suspense meets romance that it is.
Hitting cinemas on Boxing Day, the movie Allied stars Brad Pitt as intelligence officer Max and Marion Cotillard as French Resistance fighter Marianne.
During a secret mission to assassinate a Nazi ambassador, the two agents fall in love and later flee to London where they get married and have a child.
Everything seems perfect until, two years later, Max’s superiors tell him they suspect Marianne of being a Nazi spy and, if this is true, Max must exterminate her himself.
The rest of the film follows Max’s investigation into Marianne’s past, refusing to believe she is a Nazi spy and trying to discover the truth without her knowledge.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, who has also directed such films as Back to the Future and Forrest Gump, Allied is reputed to have amazing period shots and scenery.
While only a small portion of the two-hour show is set is Casablanca, the beautiful frames make up for it, showcasing the classic city in the 19040’s.
Allied is released in cinemas on Monday, December 26.