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For filmgoers who value character development and smart dialogue over plot, Diplomacy yields rich, powerfully acted rewards.
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Arestrup and Dussollier are mesmerizing as they attack and parry, argue and counterargue. They reminisce about their lives before the war and wax poetic about their families - then engage in battle again.
A little supporting personality could have made the proceedings feel less like a smartly staged character study and more like a wartime drama.
Diplomacy will work for those who appreciate dialogue-based character films in which plot is of secondary importance.
Although we know what happens, Diplomacy keeps up the suspense and pulls off surprises as Choltitz's decision reaches its inevitable ending.
Its minor thrills come not from not knowing what will happen, but from watching the cagey choreography of two acrobatic minds.
A highly civilised piece of work.
What might seem like excess staginess in a lesser director's hands becomes excitingly stripped-down here, especially with canny use of a moving camera on a small set, where lighting keeps flickering due to power outages.
This is a game of chess played out by the knights, fearful of the king but strong in chivalric code.
The suspense stems not from the foreseen conclusion, but from the thinking that leads up to it.
The best way to look at his film is as a love story about Paris. One can differ about the interpretation of events presented in the movie. It is hard to disagree about the worthiness of his love.
Gripping little drama shows the fate of Paris in the hands of two men
Diplomacy induces pins and needles from the get-go and doesn't let up until the credits roll.
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