When four black soldiers (Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso and Omar Benson Miller) get separated from their unit behind enemy lines in Italy during WWII, they find that they are treated with less respect than the enemy they are fighting. Risking their lives to save an Italian boy, the soldiers have a life-changing experience in a small Tuscan village, come to possess a piece of a rare sculpture. Directed by Spike Lee. With John Turturro, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Leguizamo, Kerry Washington and James Gandolfini. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War. Year: 2008.
Alexandra Maria Lara in Miracle at St. Anna
Years after his affair with Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), an attractive older woman, came to a mysterious end, Michael Berg (David Kross), now a law student, encounters his former love at the Nazi war trials. Hanna is on trial for a horrible crime, but refuses to defend herself. As the proceedings move along, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna is guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder. Directed by Stephen Daldry. With Ralph Fiennes, Jeanette Hain, Hannah Herzsprung and Karoline Herfurth. Categories: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War. Year: 2008.
Alexandra Maria Lara in The Reader
Dominic Matei (Tim Roth), a brilliant but fumbling professor living in Romania in the years before WWII, grieves over his lost love Laura (Alexandra Maria Lara) and struggles with finishing his life's work, a book which traces the origins of the world's languages. But, after being struck by lightning, Dominic awakes to find that he is a much younger man. Reconnecting with Laura, who now has the ability to travel through the languages of time, Dominic is able to continue his work but must evade the Nazis as he is pursued across Europe. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Bruno Ganz. Categories: Romance, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Alexandra Maria Lara in Youth Without Youth