That Summer of White Roses

Watch That Summer of White Roses

"It was an ordinary summer. Then the Germans came."
  • NR
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.9  (163)

That Summer of White Roses is a historical drama film set in Yugoslavia during the 1940s. The movie centers around a love triangle involving a Serbian boy named Dushan (Nitzan Sharron), a Jewish girl named Esther (Susan George), and a British officer named Michael (Tom Conti). The story begins as Dushan, a member of a Serbian nationalist youth group, falls in love with Esther, a Jewish girl who has just arrived in town. Despite the ethnic and religious differences between them, the two begin a passionate romance, which is threatened by the outbreak of World War II and the impending arrival of the German forces.

As the Germans invade Yugoslavia, Dushan and his nationalist friends decide to join forces with them in the hopes of becoming independent from their Serbian communist oppressors. Meanwhile, Esther and Michael, who have grown closer over time, work together to try and save the Jewish community from the horrors of the Holocaust.

As the war intensifies, the love story between Dushan and Esther takes on new levels of complexity, as Dushan's nationalist fervor and Esther's Jewish identity come to the forefront. Michael, too, must confront his own loyalties and allegiances, as he is torn between his duty as a British officer and his feelings for Esther.

The tension builds steadily throughout the film, as the characters face increasingly difficult choices and challenges. The horrors of war are starkly portrayed, with scenes of violence and destruction set against the idyllic backdrop of the Yugoslav countryside. At the same time, the film also brings a sense of beauty and humanity to the story, as the characters struggle to find hope and connection in the midst of chaos and despair.

The acting in the movie is superb, with Tom Conti, Susan George, and Nitzan Sharron all turning in powerful performances. The chemistry between George and Sharron is particularly compelling, as they play out their passionate love story against the backdrop of war.

Overall, That Summer of White Roses is a moving and thought-provoking film that deals with some of the most difficult themes of the 20th century – war, love, nationalism, and identity. It is a poignant reminder of the human cost of conflict and the power of love to transcend boundaries.

That Summer of White Roses is a 2018 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 38 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (163)