What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this beautifully rendered story of romantic love set in France in the years during and after World War I pulls no punches in showing the death and destruction of trench warfare. The gruesome battle and murder scenes will be difficult for some viewers. Also, as this is ultimately -- above the layers of war and mystery -- a romance, there are brief sexual situations without nudity throughout the film as well.
- Families can talk about how war -- and the soldiers' reactions to war -- is portrayed in this film. How is this similar and different to other films set around wartime?
- How is the violence handled in this movie? What elements of the film (lighting, music, cinematography) affect the way the violence is experienced by the viewer?
- Many different film genres are explored in this film: war, mystery, romance. What type of movie do you ultimately think this is?