Diplomacy-Foreign Movie - NR – French with English subtitles. The year is 1944, summer, and the Allies are marching across France to Paris. Hitler’s orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, only as rubble. The General assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mined the entire city, from the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame, as well as all the major bridges over the Seine. However, on the dawn of August 25, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German HQ, through a secret underground tunnel and there starts the riveting game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to prevent the senseless destruction of the beloved "City of Light." Fascinating, absorbing, well written and wonderfully acted. Priceless history!