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Resistance

Synopsis

1944: after the failure of the D-day landings, a German counterattack lands on British soil. Within a month, half of Britain is occupied.

Sarah Lewis, a 26 year-old farmer's wife, wakes to find her husband Tom has disappeared. On the same morning the other women in the isolated Welsh border valley of Olchon discover their husbands have gone, too. Assuming their men have joined the resistance, the women in this tiny community pull together, taking on the running of the farms themselves and waiting, desperate for news.

A German patrol arrives in the valley, the purpose of its mission a mystery. When a severe winter forces the two groups into co-operation, a fragile mutual dependency develops. Sarah begins a faltering acquaintance with the patrol's commanding officer, Albrecht.

But as the chaos of the war presses in on them, Albrecht feelings for Sarah deepen and he confesses to her the secret of his mission. Soon the valley’s delicate state of harmony begins to falter and the women and soldiers are forced to make decisions that will change their lives forever.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Amit Gupta 1st Feature
Producer
Amanda Faber, Richard Holmes
Co-Producer
Isabelle Georgeaux
Executive Producer
Richard Staniforth, Keith Potter
Editor
Chris Barwell
Screenwriter
Amit Gupta, Owen Sheers
Director of Photography
John Pardue
Production Designer
Adrian Smith
Music
Mark Bradshaw
Principal Cast
Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wlaschiha, Michael Sheen

Production Company

Big Rich Films
Tel: +44 (0)7871 247 247
http://www.bigrichfilms.com
richard@bigrichfilms.com

Square One Entertainment
Emil-Riedel-Str. 18
Munich 80538
Germany
Tel: +49 89 21 21 15 0
Fax: +49 89 21 21 15 10
http://www.squareone-entertainment.de
info@squareone-ent.com

Sales
Company

Rezo Films
29 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
75009 Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 42 46 96 03
http://www.rezofilms.com