COME WHAT MAY REVIEWED
“Come What May” is a very specific World War II survivor story. During the early days of the War, several fled and others fought. Now, it’s the time to rebuild after the War ended. A lone Scottish army survivor teams up with a German prisoner to find the prisoner’s missing kid. The film takes viewers through the outskirts of Post War French society. It’s a harrowing era where not a lot of films really target. Surviving in rubble and disarray lacks the cinematic punch of an “Inglorious Basterds”.
A lot of the film is forced, as not everyone found their missing relatives. But, it’s far truer to the spirit of World War II than something like “Life is Beautiful”. Some of the people I watched the film with called it easily the most boring WWII film since “The Book Thief”. I found that to be a stretch, but I’m far more forgiving about things like this. What I can say is that it’s a bold attempt at telling historical fiction without dancing on the graves of the fallen. Bold move, but lackluster film.
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 2/7/17
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 94%94%
- Supplemental Material - 95%95%
- Film Score - 89%89%
The Plot Thus Far
In May 1940, the German troops enter France. Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of a small village of Pas-de-Calais decide on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast. Among them, there is Paul, the village mayor. He led the group, seeks to maintain a minimum of order and republican spirit in this nomadic life. Mado, his wife, plays music trying to find the fragrance of those that took place in his coffee in the village. Suzanne, a young teacher, goes to meet to choose the least congested route. And she especially supports a small German boy, Max, 8 years old, whose father Hans was arrested after the declaration of war. During the Arras attack, residents are released from prison and abandoned in the deserted city. Hans managed to flee the city, accompanied by a Scottish officer, Percy, whose entire unit died under German bullets. These two will travel together. Hans seeking to recover his son who fled the village.