Almost Peaceful
Almost Peaceful (2004)

A group of Jewish Holocaust survivors attempt to restart their lives after Europe's liberation from Nazi occupation in director Michel Deville's 2002 ensemble drama Almost Peaceful. Husband and wife couple Albert (Simon Abkaryan)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Generosity and love of life are the film's hallmarks. Like the work of an expert tailor, it's done with unobtrusive skill, essential warmth and seamless grace.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Delicately moving.

Christopher Null

a movie that stuffy film critics rate highly out of a sense of guilt and fear, but which never connect with real audiences, desperately waiting for something to happen

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Unlike any other film I have seen about the Holocaust.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

You become aware of how few movies about survivors of the Holocaust show them going about their lives, as opposed to acting out someone's idea of a Holocaust Survivor.

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Eric D. Snider

The combination of happy plot resolutions, spring-like classical music and beautiful scenery put a pleasant cap on a very humane, moving film.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

There's something rather lovely about the mood and intentions of Michel Deville's French movie.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

This is a film of half-notes and nuances, and as a chronicle of emotional survival it is infinitely inspiring.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

There isn't much of a narrative arc in director Michel Deville's drama, just many touching little stories.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
An interesting movie that centralizes around a tailor, his wife, and their work companions after the end of World War II. Great cast- Simon Abkarian, Clotilde… More