FROM 1940 to 1944 France was occupied by Nazi Germany, and this tragic period is the setting for Franco-German film Diplomacy which screens in Galway this weekend.
As the Allies close in, General Dietrick von Choltitz, the governor of Nazi-occupied Paris, receives an order to destroy the city if the Nazis are driven out. With explosives strapped to bridges and landmarks, the general is prepared to carry out this atrocity when Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling appears in his office and pleads with him to abandon the plan.
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum ), the film will be screened by the Galway Film Society on Sunday at 8pm. Tickets are available from the Town Hall through 0-91 - 59677 or www.tht.ie