Arch of Triumph (1985)

Genres - Romance, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, War Romance, Melodrama  |   Release Date - Dec 19, 1984 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Erich Maria Remarque's novel Arch of Triumph was originally adapted to film in 1948 with stars Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman under the direction of Lewis Milestone. This TV-movie remake aired May 29, 1985. Anthony Hopkins and Lesley-Anne Down play the star-crossed lovers whose prewar romance in Paris is endangered by intrigue and revenge. Hopkins, a doctor recently escaped from a concentration camp, rescues Down, the mistress of a dissipated playboy, from committing suicide. Their chance for happiness is sabotaged by Hopkins' desire to wreak vengeance on SS officer Donald Pleasence.

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doctor, Nazi, revenge, romance, suicide-attempt, war, concentration-camp