Ok, just a quick jerk and your head should come right off!
In essence, a coming of age tale for a young woman. As a Jewish girl in Russia around the time of the Great Depression, her father leaves for America to earn money. Years later, as a young woman, she ends up in Paris on the eve of World War II. She is working as a singer and dancer in the theatre, where she makes friends with a Gypsy man. At the same time, her mate is throwing herself at a famous Italian singer. Then the Germans invade, and their hatred of Jews and Gypsies soon causes problems for the lovers.
Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Johnny Depp, Danny Scheinman
Adventure Pictures, Le Studio Canal, Working Title Films
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas
Cape ArgusJanine Walker
The StarJanine Walker
Die BurgerHannelie Booyens
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson
Box Office (USA)Chris Wiegand
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli
Total Film (UK)Damon Wise
Film Review (UK)Lórien Haynes
Average .. 43%
Ian Douglas: This may appeal more to women -- I did not enjoy it and found it tedious. The presence of Johhny Depp is sure to pack in the females, especially as he is once again the romantic lead. The film is partially redeemed by some great music and (operatic) singing.