Long time readers of mine probably know that I have a real soft spot for movies that tell the more personal stories surrounding World War 2. They can take place on the battlefield, deal with the horrors of the Holocaust, or share one of the many great efforts of resistance. There are so many inspiring stories that came out of such a profoundly dark and deadly conflict.
There should be no doubt about the subject of writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s biographical wartime drama “Resistance”. In it Jessie Eisenberg plays the famous mime Marcel Marceau who has a young man saved the lives of many children as a member of the French Resistance. The first trailer shows off a convincing period style and the story itself is naturally compelling. Eisenberg’s accent is a bit iffy, but not enough to quell my enthusiasm. I’m really anxious to give this a shot.
“Resistance” is slated for a March 27th release. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.