DVD, Digital Release: Resistance

Digital Release Date: March 7, 2017, DVD Release Date: March 7, 2017
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: Omnibus/Film Movement

What if D-Day had failed and the Third Reich continued to roll across Europe?  Following in the alternate history footsteps of “The Man in the High Castle” and “Fatherland,” the BAFTA Award-winning revisionist drama Resistance shines a light on the little known British Resistance Organization (BRO), Churchill’s top-secret and highly trained civilian army designed to wreak havoc on occupying enemy forces.

Tom Wlaschiha and Andrea Riseborough in Resistance

Starring Michael Sheen (Nocturnal Animals), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion) and Iwan Rheon and Tom Wlaschiha of Game of Thrones fame, the 2011 war thriller is directed by Amit Gupta and based on the novel by Owen Sheers.

In Nazi-occupied Britain, D-Day has failed, and, as Panzer divisions and Nazi troops sweep westward across the dispirited countryside, Sarah Lewis (Riseborough), a young Welsh farmer’s wife, awakens to find that her husband, along with all the other men are gone – presumably having fled the village to join the top-secret BRO.  Shortly thereafter, a small Wehrmacht platoon arrives in the pastoral countryside and sets up an outpost in the valley to root out the resistance.  And when the severe winter forces them to cooperate with the locals, Sarah befriends the commanding officer, Albrecht (Wlaschiha), and the lines between collaboration, duty, occupation and survival are put to the test.

The film is being issued on disc and digital by Omnibus Entertainment, the specialty label of independent and foreign film distributor Film Movement.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.