Marie-Louise (1945)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 19, 1944 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland  |  
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Marie-Louise was the first Swiss film production to gain a widespread release in the United States. It was also the fifth directorial effort of Leopold Lindtberg, an Austrian Jew who was forced to flee to Switzerland at the outbreak of WW II -- and in so doing became the tiny country's foremost filmmaker. The titular Marie-Louise (Joslane) is a young French lass who is evacuated to Switzerland when her country is overrun by the Nazis. Suffering a nervous breakdown, she is given comfort and shelter by a wealthy family. Unfortunately, living in the lap of luxury turns Marie-Louise into a spoiled brat, so much so that she refuses to return to her newly-liberated homeland. Eventually the girl comes to her senses, but it isn't easy.

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craziness, evacuation, life-changes, life-choices, Nazism