This month’s film is from Russia and Germany and is the story of Olga, a beautiful Russian countess and member of the French Resistance during WWII. Along with Olga, we meet Helmut and Jules. Helmut is a handsome, high-ranking, yet naïve German SS officer who once fell madly in love with Olga and meets her again when she is shipped to a concentration camp. Jules is a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate Olga’s case. Victim, bystander, or monster – the film collapses these three identities, offering a new perspective on the Holocaust. Shot in stunning black and white, the film depicts the morally complex choices people make during the darkest of times. Join Film Club (newcomers always welcome) on Wednesday evening, June 27th, at 6:15 pm.
Film Club – Paradise (Russia, Germany)
June 27, 2018|Categories: Movies & Music|
About the Author: Lynne Erlandson
Lynne was born in Portland and grew up in small towns along the mighty Columbia River. After earning her MLS from the University of Washington in 1992, she was hired by Cedar Mill Community Library as its first Head of Adult Services. Lynne is an enthusiastic life-long learner and consequently has a personal reading list far longer than any mortal could ever accomplish. Outside the library, Lynne loves traveling, gardening, long walks, and curling up by the fire with a good book and her feline familiars, Gilbert and Sullivan.