New spy movie prom­ises much

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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.

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