Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Homosexual love among the ravages of war would be more convincing in this tale of a lesbian relationship if the war itself were more than just a vague backdrop to the story.
November Messing (Gabriele Osburg) is a young Jewish woman forced to flee the growing Nazi menace in Germany in 1933. She finds a safe haven with a family in Paris, but then both the young man in the family and his sister, develop a romantic attachment to November.
The relationship between November and the sister wins out, and although November is Jewish, there is no regard for the Gestapo who take over the city or the panic that forces many to leave Paris as soon as possible -- the Jewish woman and her lesbian relationship are oddly isolated.
This split with reality influences other aspects of the film and may raise the objections of some viewers.