• Released
  • September 5, 2002
  • NR
  • Drama
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Almost Peaceful Synopsis
Holocaust survivors (Simon Abkarian, Zabou Breitman) re-establish their business.
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
Modest, wise ensemble piece.
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80

Variety

By David Stratton
A gentle, sad and at times funny film in the best French tradition of high-quality cinema.
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80

Village Voice

By Leslie Camhi
French director Michel Deville has managed to preserve the work's great virtues--the intimacy, discretion, grace, and humor with which it...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Like the work of an expert tailor, it's done with unobtrusive skill, essential warmth and seamless grace.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The gently told comedy-drama is more colorful than you'd expect, using wry humor and lively music to keep sentimentality at bay.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Unlike any other film I have seen about the Holocaust.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
These are people who are just waking up to life again. It may appear to be the ultimate non-action ­movie, but in the context of these...
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70

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Deville gently reveals that they're all simultaneously hauntingly fragile and amazingly resilient, their smiles as piercing as any resigned...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

It's a quiet film, shunning melodrama and political polemic. Instead, it opts for a human touch, conveying how a group of very different...
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25

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Presumably, Deville wants to show life returning to normal after WWII, but in the context of this inert movie, "normal" equals "tedious."...
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Rated NR