The pacing is glacial and it is difficult to determine how much time has past until the end, when the main character, Sarah Lewis, signs her name as among the dead in her family's Bible.
Iwan Rheon is as creepy in this film as he is in Game of Thrones. What his character is supposed to represent is beyond me but the murkiness can be laid at the feet of the director. What was with the business of placing something under a rock in the side of a bridge? And Tom Wlaschiha as the German officer who supposedly had fallen in love with Sarah was just too stilted and too unattractive to make anyone believe in him.
Although little was asked of Andrea Riseborough as Sarah, she found a stillness in the role that matched the glacial pace of the picture. The outstanding performance was Sharon Morgan as Maggie, who seemed to want to be the heart of the film.
I just don't understand why George thought Maggie's horse was a collaborator or did he? Oh, well, it only wasted a Saturday night.
This could have been a great thriller about an underground resistance but it moves at a snail's pace. It's beautfully shot but the whole film focuses on the unlikely relationship between a Nazi officer and a young woman who has been abandoned by her husband and it lacks pace which means I lost interest several times.