Friday, 16 January 2015
Joy Division - not the band, or a film about the band, is an excellent film about a young German boy in the last days of Nazi Germany. It is very watchable, graphic in places and follows the trials and tribulations of a young Thomas from fighting the Red Army, his flight from the advancing troops to his capture and love of a neighbour called Melanie. Then it aspires that Thomas is living in the Soviet Union and becomes a spy for the KGB. What is original is that it does not run chronologically but more in a Pulp Fiction style which I enjoyed. It is very dark in places, showing the brutality of Soviet troops, but one can't help but feel admiration for the main character as he never gives up on whatever tasks lie ahead, he keeps going no matter what.
Labels: 1940's, 1960's, Eastern Front, espionage, joy division film 2006, kgb, michelle gayle, Olde Curiosity Blog, Red Army trrops
Survived completing a history degree at York St John University. I am a museum volunteer and am seeking museum employment in North Yorks/North East. I am also writing my first novel based on WW2