The first image has been released from Suite Francaise, an upcoming World War II drama starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts, who has been very impressive in foreign entries like Bullhead and Rust and Bone. The film tells the love story of a French villager and a German soldier. That has tear-jerker written all over it, doesn’t it? You can check out the still below, featuring a gorgeous Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts in uniform. Thanks to Indiwire. Beneath it you can read the official synopsis for the drama.
Official synopsis for Suite Francaise:
Set in 1940s France and based on the international best-selling work of Irène Némirovsky, SUITE FRANÇAISE follows beautiful Lucile Angellier who awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war whilst leading a stifled existence with her domineering mother-in-law. When Parisian refugees pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers’ homes, Lucile’s life is turned upside down. In the Angellier home, Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno, the handsome and refined German officer who has been posted to live with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and traps them in the tragedy of war.
The film is directed by Saul Dibb (The Duchess).
Also starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley Ruth Wilson, Margot Robbie, Alexandra Maria Lara, Tom Schilling, Eileen Atkins, and Lambert Wilson.
Suite Francaise is set to open some time in 2014.