Return From The Ashes

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  • NR
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 7.0  (1,153)

Return From The Ashes, released in 1965, is a crime drama film starring Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, and Ingrid Thulin. The movie is based on a novel of the same name by French author Hubert Monteilhet. The story begins in 1945 in a concentration camp in Poland. Dr. Faber (Maximilian Schell) is imprisoned with his mistress, Lucia (Samantha Eggar). However, during an air raid, the couple manages to escape the camp and flee to safety. They go their separate ways and agree to meet in Paris after the war.

Several years later, Lucia returns to Paris to find Dr. Faber, but she discovers that he has remarried and is now living with his new wife, Francesca (Ingrid Thulin). Lucia confronts Dr. Faber about abandoning her and the two rekindle their passion. However, after a passionate night, Lucia is found murdered in Dr. Faber's apartment.

Dr. Faber is immediately suspected of the murder and is arrested. His wife, Francesca, hires a lawyer, David (Herbert Lom), to defend her husband. The case becomes increasingly complex as David uncovers evidence pointing to various suspects, including Dr. Faber's wife and Lucia's former husband.

Return From The Ashes is a film that explores the themes of love, betrayal, and revenge in the aftermath of World War II. The characters are complex and intriguing, and their motives are often difficult to decipher. Maximilian Schell delivers a powerful performance as Dr. Faber, a man haunted by his past and struggling to keep his relationship with Lucia a secret. Samantha Eggar is equally impressive as Lucia, a woman who is determined to have her lover back at any cost.

Ingrid Thulin also delivers a standout performance as Francesca, Dr. Faber's new wife who must grapple with the fact that her husband is still in love with his former mistress. Herbert Lom plays the role of David with finesse, adding an element of wit and humor to the otherwise serious story.

The cinematography in the film is impressive, with the streets of Paris serving as a beautiful backdrop to the story. The film also has a haunting score by composer John Dankworth, which adds to the tension and drama.

Return From The Ashes is a thought-provoking film that raises questions about love, loyalty, and the consequences of one's actions. The film is a testament to the power of human resilience, and a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is hope for redemption.

Return From The Ashes is a drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

Return From The Ashes
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  • Runtime
    1 hr 47 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (1,153)