Marion Cotillard

Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard bring old-fashioned glamour to spy thriller 'Allied'

Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard bring old-fashioned glamour to spy thriller 'Allied'

Robert Zemeckis’ “Allied” begins in Casablanca, 1942 — talk about setting the bar high — where two skilled assassins, played by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, have been sent to assassinate a German ambassador. On the eve of their deadly mission, they drive out into the Moroccan dunes and, throwing caution to the very dusty wind, proceed to make passionate love in the front seat of their car, the camera swirling feverishly around them as a sand storm rages in mimicry of their grand passion.

Zemeckis isn’t exactly known for his torrid love scenes. But this is one exception that, in its blend of emotional directness and technological...

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