Plot & Details
This melodrama, set in WW II during the French occupation, tells the story of the members of a Jewish family who flee the Germans and end up hiding in the country manse of two aristocrats. Unfortunately, the Gestapo finds them and they are sent to a concentration camp. The film then leaps ahead to 1985 where the daughter of the couple begins believing that her dead brother has been reincarnated as a famed pianist. She feels this is so because both of them love Rachmaninoff's "Concerto No. 2".
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 117min.
- Director(s): Claude Lelouch
- Starring: Evelyne Bouix , Jean-Louis Trintignant , Richard Anconina , Michel Piccoli , Annie Girardot
- Themes: Crimes Against Humanity,Reincarnation,Sibling Relationships,Haunted By the Past
- Tone: Deliberate,Melancholy,Whimsical,Reflective
- Keywords: France, Gestapo, Judaism, Nazism, brother, concentration-camp, concerto, daughter, death, escape, fame, family, home, love, music, occupation [military], piano, refugee, wife, Germany, POW/MIA