The Moon Is Down
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The Moon Is Down
Though unpopular with audiences back in 1943, Moon Is Down remains a well-wrought dramatic chronicle of a Norwegian village that stands up to the invading Nazis who tried to enslave them. The story (unabashed anti-German propaganda) is based upon a popular play that was in turn based on John Steinbeck's novel and begins as the Germans storm into Norway. Troops take over a village and remain there. The Nazi commander, strongly convinced that unnecessary cruelty will do nothing to settle the angry villagers attempts to use reasonable discussion to convince the city fathers to stop fighting… More

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"The film's main problem is that it achieves one of the things it sets out to do: it makes the Norwegians faceless and anonymous."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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