In 1942, a Royal Canadian Air Force intelligence officer in North Africa met a French Resistance fighter on a mission behind enemy lines, who ended up being together while being pressured by the war.
Allied is a WWII tale in which we’ve seen it before but with a different take, it is an ideal drama-thriller-romance story but we can just take the romance away since we can’t really find a strong chemistry.
The film’s nature is very close to what a World War II environment feel should be, but, its more amazing to know that not every design, especially on their clothing, are pulled out exactly as what we knew from history books. As quoted from the film’s costume designer, Joanna Johnston during an interview with Fashionista: “I wanted to ground it in the time, but I also wanted to give it its own look, so you kind of pick and mix, in that regard. I think it’s a very attractive period, and it looks good to our contemporary eyes at this point in time, so it’s not difficult to make it look good for the film. Nothing was a straight copy, it was a whole load of different influences or parts that go into making your interpretation for the film.”.
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard both looked lavishly good, with their dresses and suits they both resemble power and class. Cotillard, notably, seemed to fit on every dresses, and no matter what you make her wear, she remains stunningly gorgeous.
Pitt and Cotillard had their share of talent throughout the film, even though the romantic charisma between the two didn’t spark that bright, they were still able to carry and effectively played their role in a very compelling manner.
Allied features a typical spy-romance-turned-tragedy story, where the character of Max Vatan (Pitt) encountered a lovely agent Marriene Beausejoir (Cotillard) and served as his partner to assassinate a German ambassador. After the mission was finished, Max asked Marriene to join him back to London to be his wife and settle down. As expected, their lives would forever be linked, not just to each other, but to the war. Marriene is being suspected as a German spy and Max must be able to identify her true identity. As the biggest revelation unravels, the couple tried their best to save their relationship by running away, but only then that they realized that their love is not just built on survival, but also by sacrifice.
Director: Robert Zemeckis (The Walk: 2015 ; Forrest Gump: 1994)
Main Cast: Brad Pitt ; Marion Cotillard ; Vincent Latorre ; Camille Cottin ; Michael McKell ; Anton Blake ; Jarred Harris
Genre: Drama ; Thriller ; Romance ; Action
Release Year: 2016
- 18th film to be directed by Robert Zemeckis.
- Brad Pitt and Jarred Harris’ 3rd film together, they previously starred in Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008).
- Steven Knight said that the story is inspired by an allegedly true story.
- 4th WWII film in which Brad Pitt starred: Inglourious Basterds (2009) ; Beyond All Boundaries (2009) ; Fury (2014)
- Costumes were inspired by Casablanca and Now, Voyager (both 1942)
- Cotillard acted as Pitt’s tutor for his French words.