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“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