- "Your daughter is very lucky to have a mother like you.
- "Everybody has a mother like me. I'm sure you did."
By far Ophuls' most underrated film! It might be (dare I say) my favorite. Normalcy for Lucia is such a hazy projection in her mind, even though she is one of the screen's most confident depictions of a wife and mother. Bennett is magnificent in the role.
Each shot is more beautifully staged and constructed than the…
One of the more shockingly stupid films in recent memory: A movie narrated by Death that compares the horrors of the Holocaust with illiteracy.
It’s as if World War II is seen from Mars, with various depictions and situations lacking any historical sense. It consistently insults the audience’s intelligence while it suffocates in it own manufactory.
It makes THE READER look like SHOAH.