Oscar nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category and the winner of five prestigious Czech Lions Awards, 'Divided We Fall' is a delicious black comedy which deftly deals with the compromises forced upon ordinary people during wartime. Based on real life events in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, Divided We Fall tells the tale of childless couple josef and Marie Cizek, who offer refuge to David, a young Jew fleeing from his persecutors. However when a Nazi official also takes up residence in their spare room their lives become more complicated than they ever dreamed possible...
Comedy ? Not for me.
- Divided We Fall review by ST
This is undoubtedly a well made and acted film, but it is also not a comedy, not even a dark comedy (in my opinion). It is yet another film portraying the suffering of the Jewish and non Jewish populations in Nazi occupied Europe. If you want a film about life under Nazi occupation then I'd recommend this, but if you want any hint of comedy then look elsewhere.