Wednesday, May 24, 2023

A Highly Recommended Movie

A few days ago I watched an excellent moviie on Netflix.  It is a 2021 Danish movie entitled "Skyggen i mit oje" or "The Shadow in My Eye".

The movie takes place in 1945 during the final days of the Nazi occupation of Denmark and is based on a true story.  I'm not going to give away the plot, but it is a powerful story that ranks with the recent remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front" as a harrowing depiction of the horror of war.  

Usually, I will watch a movie while eating my dinner, and when I finish my meal, I save the rest of the movie for the next day.  This film, however, was so gripping that I HAD to continue until the end.  The seemingly disparate threads of the story may seem a little confusing at the beginning, but they all come together.  Emotionally, it is not an easy movie to watch, but it is a superb piece of filmmaking.  Highly recommended!