Movie Narrative: Resistance (2003)

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            Resistance (2003) is rated R.  Furthermore, it is 1 hour and 32 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the drama genre.  The official release date is June 12th, 2003.  The release date is for the Country of the Netherlands.  The director was Todd Komarnicki.  The writers were Todd Komarnicki and Anita Shreve.  The officially recognized stars of Resistance (2003); were Bill Paxton, Julia Ormond and Philippe Volter.  The list of the 15 most important cast members is as follows:
  • Bill Paxton (Maj. Theodore ‘Ted’ Brice).
  • Julia Ormond (Claire Daussois).
  • Philippe Volter (Henri Daussois).
  • Sandrine Bonnaire (Lucette Oomlop).
  • Jean-Michael Vovk (Anthoine).
  • Antoine Van Lierde (Jean Benoit).
  • Ariane Schluter (Beatrice Benoit).
  • Angelo Bison (Artaud Benoit).
  • Filip Peeters (Captain Haas).
  • Victor Reinier (Interrogator).
  • Jappe Claes (Filip Trouve).
  • Elie Lison (Jauquet).
  • Quentin Milo (Bastien).
  • Hugues Hausman (Girard).
  • Jacqueline Nicolas (Therese Dinant).

            The synopsis follows.  Resistance (2003) is a World War II story, out of Nazi occupied Belgium.  In Nazi occupied Belgium, the date is January 16th, 1944.  The United States of America has been conducting reconnaissance flights over the country.  This day, a reconnaissance airplane has crashed in a large field, near a village.  The people from the village, are quickly there to clean up the wreckage.  At the wreckage, a boy named Jean Benoit is confronted about his parents being collaborators, with the Nazi soldiers.  Jean Benoit feels awkward about, what he was told.  Jean runs across the field, and, into the forest.  Almost immediately, Jean finds Major Theodore “Ted” Brice hiding under branches and leaves.  Jean returns that night, and, Ted Brice is taken out of the forest.  Furthermore, he is taken to the Daussois residence.  Henri and Claire Daussois, are members of the resistance and opposition group called, Maquis.  In Belgium, the word is Marquis, but, in the French language the word is Maquis.  Claire receives and gives shelter to, Ted Brice.  Claire speaks English, and, she passes time with Ted Brice.  Jean visits the home, from time to time.  Henri leaves on Maquis business, and, he also helps to explode a bridge so that; the Nazi soldiers cannot use it.  As for Ted Brice and Claire, they become lovers in a short amount of time.  The love affair between Ted Brice and Claire, is surrounded by the Nazi occupation.  From time to time, the Nazi occupation becomes part of their romance and love.  One day, Henri returns from Maquis business.  Ultimately, Henri decides to betray Ted Brice.  Director, Todd Komarnicki, does a fantastic job.  The story is simple, but, the time it takes to watch this movie feels special.  The writers do an equally fantastic job.  The interaction between Ted Brice and Claire, is very well written.  Additionally, their love affair is not exaggerated.  Furthermore, a love affair like this one, probably happens, the way it was written.  The officially recognized stars contribute tremendously.  They would be missed, if they were not chosen.  Special recognition is merited to Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond.  The Ted Brice and Claire characters are very memorable.  Overall, Resistance (2003) earns the rating of 7 out of 10.
            The movie narrative of, Resistance (2003), is as follows.  An American reconnaissance airplane has crashed.  The field is big, and, the airplane broke into several pieces.  The only survivor drags himself, into the forest.  The location is Belgium, during the World War II Nazi occupation.  The date is January 16th, 1944.  The people from the village, have discovered the wreckage.  Furthermore, they pull out the dead bodies, and, clean the area.  Jean Benoit is a boy, who is at the wreckage.  Coincidentally, his parents are collaborators, with the Nazis.  One of the boys confronts Jean, about that fact.  Jean Benoit feels awkward, about what he was told.  Jean runs across the field, and, into the forest.  He quickly finds Major Theodore “Ted” Brice hiding under branches and leaves.  Jean tells Brice to continue hiding, and that, he will return.  At night, Jean returns to the forest, with a wooden wheel barrow.  Brice is placed on the wheel barrow, and, taken to the Daussois residence or home.  Claire Daussois answers the door.  Jean tells Claire that, he has the American from the airplane.  Furthermore, that he brought him to them, because, they are Maquis.  It is Marquis in Belgium, but, in the French language they say Maquis.  Maquis is the name of the group in opposition, to the Nazi occupation.  Claire denies that, they are Maquis.  Ultimately, she accepts the American, and, sends Jean for someone named Dinant.  Time passes, and, it is the morning.  Jean is at his home.  His father reprimands him for associating, with the people that are resistance.  Brice wakes up, and, Claire is there with him.  Furthermore, she speaks English.  A man from Maquis arrives, to speak with Brice.  The man quickly meets, with the other members of Maquis.  The other members, are informed about the reconnaissance flights.  Brice is believed to be the pilot, of the airplane.  Furthermore, that the airplane is being guarded, by soldiers.  An expert, from Berlin, is expected to arrive soon.  Maquis decides, collectively, to leave things the way they are.  It is a new day, and, it’s the morning.  Claire and Brice talk, about the airplane crew.  Brice is confirmed as the pilot.  Furthermore, Claire asks to learn the names, of the crew members.  Three more days pass, Claire wakes up and finds Brice, in the kitchen.  They pass time talking.  Claire is going to go out, when unexpectedly, Jean arrives.  Brice feels happy to see him.  Furthermore, he gives Jean his army identification tags.  Brice and Jean pass the time playing.  Unexpectedly, Claire returns with her husband Henri, and, the man from Maquis.  The man from Maquis notices the army identification tags that, Jean is wearing.  Furthermore, he quickly takes them off.  Brice is hidden quickly and with urgency.  Jean is also sent to his home.  The man from Maquis is named, Anthoine.  Anthoine thinks that, Brice has to stay one more month.  Additionally, Anthoine tells Henri that, Brice likes his wife.  Furthermore, that his wife likes Brice.  Claire tells Brice that the tunnels, which Maquis uses, have been discovered and blocked; by the Nazi soldiers.  Maquis receives a message, through, Morse code.  Furthermore, they attack the soldiers guarding the airplane, and, break equipment on the airplane.  The Nazi soldiers counter the attack, and, they take people out of their homes.  Jean witnesses his father leaving, with Nazi soldiers.  Furthermore, they behaved as if they were friends.  Claire travels to the village, and, she discovers that it is empty.  Lucette Oomlop sells the groceries.  Lucette informs Claire about the situation, with the Nazis.  Furthermore, she also instructs Claire to hide in the tunnels, if it is necessary.  Claire, grudgingly, tells Brice about, what is happening.  Nazi soldiers march people from the village, to a building.  At the building, they call out names.  Furthermore, they hang the people that, they called out.  Jean is hiding in the building.  In secret, Jean writes down the names that, were called out.  Nazi soldiers enter the Daussois home, and, search around.  Claire and Brice successfully hide, and, the Nazi soldiers leave.  Henri and Anthoine arrive at a hiding place.  They are on Maquis business.  Anthoine continues to tell Henri that, his wife likes Brice.  The next morning, Claire and Brice pass time together.  Brice tells Claire that, the Allies are planning an invasion.  Claire and Brice kiss for the first time.  Furthermore, the moment becomes sexual intercourse.  Jean delivers groceries to Claire.  Claire invites Jean, to enter the home.  Jean shows Claire the list, which he made, of the people killed by the Nazi soldiers.  Claire asks Jean to keep, what he saw a secret.  Maquis receives another message, through, Morse code.  Brice, Claire and Jean pass the day dancing.  Furthermore, Brice tells Claire that, he loves her for the first time.  Maquis has the orders, which were sent.  The orders are to explode, a Nazi storage depot and a bridge.  Brice baths Claire, and, the two pass time as lovers.  Henri, and several other members of Maquis, explodes a bridge.  After the attack, the group sleeps in a tunnel.  Jean visits Lucette’s store.  Furthermore, he is in love with Brice and Claire.  Jean also tells Lucette that, Claire is his new mother.  Nazi soldiers enter the store.  Jean starts an argument with them, and, he is beaten.  Jean travels to the cemetery.  He places flowers on the new graves.  Jean passes the day, with Claire and Brice.  Furthermore, he notices that, Claire is in love with Brice.  Brice also teaches Jean, how to play baseball.  That night; Brice, Claire and Jean have a family moment in bed.  Claire tells Brice that, he will be moved out, in three days.  Brice asks Claire to leave with him, but, Claire says no.  Brice demands a date, from Claire in a different village.  Brice drives Henri’s truck, and, Claire tells him where to go.  At the other village the date goes terribly wrong, and, the people say negative comments.  When they are about to return home, unexpectedly, they find Henri.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  Henri betrays Brice; you have to watch, in order to know, what the betrayal is.  Additionally, to know what happens to Henri and Claire.  Finally; you have to watch, in order to know, how this movie ends.
            The movie narrative of the feature film, Resistance (2003), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The countries of origin are the United States of America and the Netherlands.  The official languages are English, French and German.  There are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  U.S.A., July 16, 2003 (Stony Brooks Film Festival); Hungary, June 14, 2005 (DVD) and U.K., September 5, 2005 (DVD).  There are 4 filming locations, in total, for this feature film.  The filming locations are:  the Country of Belgium; the Country of the Netherlands; EFF Studios, H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 139 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands and Studio West, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.  Regrettably, there is limited box office data.  The original budget is estimated at, €14 million EU.  Unfortunately, there is no more box office data that is available.  The production company is First Floor Features.  There are several distributors for this particular movie.  Some of the distributors include the following; A-Film Distribution (Netherlands), A-Film Home Entertainment (Netherlands), Finnkino (Finland) and Paramount Home Entertainment (UK). 
            To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was Resistance (2003).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when another movie will be highlighted.


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