Le Passage du Rhin (1960)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, West Germany  |  
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In this WW II drama, two French soldiers are captured and forced to work as farm hands on a German family's land. One of the soldiers tricks the farmer's innocent daughter into helping him escape. The other soldier has truly fallen for the girl and decides to stay. At the war's end, the escaped POW becomes a successful journalist and the other has gone back to his original wife whom he despises. Later the husband leaves his family and returns to the girl, while the journalist returns to his former mistress who risked it all to save him from being arrested.

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war, daughter, escape, journalism, love, POW (Prisoner of War), POW/MIA, self-sacrifice, soldier