Un buen guión que entrelaza dos historias que dejan entrever las costuras de la historia, pero el buen ritmo ascendente de la trama y el trágico antecedente histórico salvan las nimiedades que quieren tomar rumbos sentimentaloides. Hablar del holocausto no es facil por eso creo que este episodio esta bien contado por el director frances. El cierre redondo
Agree that this film lacks focus, it's editing style/construction diffuses dramatic/emotional arc, and its recreations somewhat banal. This isn't to say that its not an interesting story but its just not told very well here.Kristen Scott Thomas quite effective in the modern day half of the story and young Melusine Mayanse quite effective as the title character. Another example of a good novel reduced in translation.
While it may drag on a bit, this film shows the true evolution of the Holocaust genre. Instead of wallowing in pity and remorse, there are moments that really force us to reflect on our nature and the effects of such trauma on the human psyche is explored more so than in any film of its kind in recent years.
It's a bit of a mess of a film but a mess that nonetheless keeps one's attention. Thomas is always an assured presence and she manages to keep the central storyline progressing but she and the entire cast are pretty much shown up by the young Melusine Mayance who owns every scene in which she is a part. The Jewish plight is one that has rightly been investigated many times. This is a simple addition to that canon.