Magazine article New Internationalist

Resistance

Magazine article New Internationalist

Resistance

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Resistance

directed by Amit Gupta (92 minutes)

During World War Two the British government recruited and trained units based in remote areas to resist a German occupation. Resistance opens with the half-dozen men in an isolated Welsh sheep-farming valley taking off in the middle of the night to join their resistance unit. The Wehrmacht have captured Moscow and Leningrad, repulsed the Normandy landings and invaded southern England. Within a few days a German patrol arrives in the Welsh valley and declares it under military control.

Owen Sheers' original novel shows how the women left behind co-operate. It sensuously communicates what it feels like to work with animals on rough land in all weather. It is sensitive about the women's personal feelings and awareness of each other - and of the occupying soldiers. …

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