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The Couple
The Couple
Actors: Martin Landau, Kenny Doughty, Caroline Carver, Judy Parfitt, Danny Webb
Director: John Daly
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
PG-13     2007     2hr 0min

From the producer of the Oscar Award Winning films Platoon and The Last Emperor comes John Daly's THE COUPLE. Based on the true story of a Jewish Hungarian's desperate attempts to save his family from the Nazi death camps...  more »


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Actors: Martin Landau, Kenny Doughty, Caroline Carver, Judy Parfitt, Danny Webb
Director: John Daly
Creators: John Daly, Arcadiy Golubovich, Ilya Golubovich, Irina Szufarska, Kendrew Lascelles, Lance Miccio
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/16/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Frances M. from ALICEVILLE, AL
Reviewed on 10/14/2009...
I found this movie to be pleasantly surprising, in fact, excellent. I had not heard of this hidden gem before seeing it here. It was also released as "The Aryan Couple" outside the US. Martin Landau plays a wealthy Hungarian Jew who finds his life and that of his relatives in peril because of the Nazis' plans to exterminate all Jews. His wife is played by Judy Parfitt, who played the queen in Ever After and appeared in episodes of Midsomer Murders, Poirot, Jonathan Creek, among others. They employ a young couple who is concerned for their welfare in the midst of Nazi rule. It is difficult to give much detail without giving away spoilers. Suffice it to say this movie has good acting, character development and suspense without gratuitous sex or violence. The sets and scenery are beautiful. It is a keeper and one we'll watch again, but is not for children.
Charlotte E. from POWDERLY, TX
Reviewed on 3/17/2008...
This movie is not over until the last minute. It is very exciting! We kept looking for Alfred Hitchcock to walk by, as it feels like one of his movies.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A nice little gem of a film
Tony Desland | Vacaville, CA USA | 01/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The basic story of The Couple takes place during World War II in Nazi Germany and centers on a German couple that works for a wealthy Jewish industrialist who because of his wealth, is afforded a chance to "buy" his freedom from the Nazis. Without going into too much detail, I found that this movie had the right amount of suspense, tension, action and emotion -once I got over the thick British accents from all of the characters in this film.

The backdrop, scenery and sets were gorgeous, and if you want to see a movie about Love, hope and the determination of the human spirit in the face of evil, this definitely one to see!"
The Couple is a great movie
D. Haggerty | Phila | 07/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was excellent, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes WWII and the behind the scenes events that took place.

This story highlights a wealthy business man who employed 3,000 Germans, and the negotiations between himself and high ranking officials within German Army.

THe young couple that works for them are German (we are led to believe) but the true story takes an interesting turn when we find out that this couple are Jewish as well.

Great Movie!"
.......The Horrors of the Nazi SS.......
Christopher E. Sarno | Boston, Massachusetts United States | 06/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...I say this is a great DVD/movie....I thrive on WW2 subject matter, etc...Martin Landau was excellent, Judy Parritt as his wife stood out and Caroline Carver kept your rapt attention in every scene she was presented...all of the 'German/SS actors' were spellbinding with their ruthlessness and sadistic cunning in regards to European Jewry...highly engrossing and entertaining film for the ages...the created anticipation had you short of breath most of this screening....Landau in his senior years before the camera is at the top of his avocation...terrific actor.....SSGT CHRIS SARNO-USMC FMF"