The Innocents

The Innocents
  • 2016
  • France / Poland
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anne Fontaine
  • Cast: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza
  • UK release: 11 November 2016

Mathilde (de Laâge) is a French Red Cross medic in Poland in 1945, who has to care for a group of nuns and novices who have become pregnant after being raped by Russian soldiers. An appalling plight is presented with sensitivity and restraint, and Buzek is poignant as the compassionate and relatively wordly Sister Maria.

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The Innocents

7 Nov 20164 stars

Anne Fontaine fashions a harrowing true-life tale into compelling, uplifting cinema

Not to be confused with the 1961 frightener, Anne Fontaine's latest delivers chills of a different kind. The Innocents bravely confronts some of the less than heroic behaviour of Allied soldiers in the smouldering ruins of World War II. This…

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