'Woman in Cold' is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Gustav Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.
This is a powerful telling of the real life story of a wealthy Viennese Jewish lady forced to flee the Nazis.
Several decades later with the death of her sister, she finds some papers which sets her on the path of reclaiming the priceless Klint art works that once belonged to her family. In doing so she engages the grandson of another famous Vienese refugee and engages another generation in the 'David and Goliath' fight for justice that somehow history has rendered irrelevant.
I found this a very powerful watch and poignantly beautiful in the scene switches of present day Vienna triggering memories of her young life and her gripping escape from Nazis.
Very much worth a look. This film portrays a heart warming yet very poiniant story of one womans struggle. Its entertaining and flows extremely well. Would happily recommend for any nights viewing - brilliant.