Saturday, July 12, 2008

homage to bale

In continuing with honoring my favorite actor (The Dark Knight opens July 18 in the USA), this excellent movie was made back in 1993. When Nazi Germany declared war on freedom and demanded conformity from its youth, a group which called themselves Swing Kids, rebel with their American swing music and dancing. They are persecuted by Hitler's men and forced to join the German youth army. Robert Sean Leonard (DEAD POETS SOCIETY) and Christian Bale deliver gripping performances as two friends who must choose between their individual freedom or loyalty to the murderous Third Reich. Kenneth Branagh makes a particularly effective, wolf-in-sheep's-clothing Nazi official. Has anyone else seen this?


marni said...

i love this movie! i don't know why i don't own it. i need to because i've seen it so many times.

Nells-Bells said...

me too! i have it on VHS. how lame is that? ;)