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Tom's Recommended Film of the Week



Remember - the premise of Tom's Recommended Film of the Week is this: of all the films I've watched in the past week, this one (or sometimes two or three) is the one I liked the best. I do admit that I try to steer clear of films that might offend some of my readership and I tend to try to choose films with an international flavor which might appeal to more of my world coin readers.

This week, I watched about four films, including a British two part mini-series centered on the German prisoner of war camp at Colditz castle. Colditz was a compelling story for me, not a great history of the camp, but a good WWII story of intrigue and romance.

Checking the IMDB website reviews backs up this viewpoint revealing that most WWII aficionados find Colditz to be a bit of a let-down, while their wives and people of other demographics tend to enjoy the story. In other words, watch Colditz for a good British drama of life inside the prison and back on the home-front. Don't watch Colditz for a true story of life at the prison camp during WWII.

For those of you who have enjoyed the great series Band of Brothers and Life, Colditz provides one more interesting feature, you get to see Damian Lewis in a completely different character role.