Divided We Fall
Divided We Fall (2001)

A man and a woman battle with deceit and infidelity as they struggle to survive Hitler's fascist regime in this period drama. Marie and Josef Cizek (Anna Siskova and Boleslav Polivka) are a couple living in a small Czechoslovakian… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 27, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Divided We Fall takes a complex look at World War II, skillfully balancing humor and gravity.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

As with the films of Emir Kusturica, whose characters also resist easy analysis, the people in Divided We Fall are completely and wonderfully human.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

A lovely movie, one that allows its characters unexpected spurts of growth and regression, darkness and grace.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Divided We Fall" is a vital reminder of the kinds of dramatic choices made by millions of peopled victimized by Nazis and traitors in a war that was fought at all costs.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Divided We Fall is quintessentially Czech, and it knows no borders.

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

A rewarding, courageous and beautiful work.

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Manages to be funny and touching without ever resorting to schmaltz.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Has the literary richness, depth of character and tone that such a morally difficult, powerful narrative requires.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

An accomplished, insightful, touching film.

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Rachel Gordon
Filmcritic.com

Just when you think you've seen all the World War II films you can handle, one comes along that leaves you in awe.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
Just when I thought I had enough of films inspired by the events of World War II, Divided We Fall comes with a fresh direction that left me in total awe.… More
Cynthia S.
It takes a lot for a movie to rehash the whole hiding a Jew and suffering the wrath of the Germans theme....in that sense, this movie is unique. There is a… More