Sometimes ideas that are good on paper just don’t work out in execution. Case in point: “Suite Française.” A World War II drama/romance starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts sounds awesome, but the movie from director Saul Dibb (“The Duchess“) quietly premiered for industry types at the American Film Market and is now being released internationally while it still awaits a stateside date from The Weinstein Company. Call it what you like, but it looks like the studio is feeling less hopeful about the film’s prospects.
A new dubbed, French trailer (via Michelle Williams Online) has arrived for the film, offering a glimpse at some new scenes along with UK TV spot. Co-starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street“), Alexandra Maria Lara, Tom Schilling, Eileen Atkins, Lambert Wilson, and featuring a score by Alexandre Desplat, (see what I said about this looking good on paper?) the movie is based on Irene Nemirovsky‘s novel and is set during World War II, during the early years of Germany’s occupation of France, and follows a French villager who falls for a Nazi soldier stationed to look over her township.
“Suite Française” arrives in the U.K. on March 13th and in France on April 1st. Check out the promos below along with some new images.