本人理解力较差，不看影评、分析什么的，有些电影是确实摸不着头绪。下面的几篇影评，不是官方的，但多少还是有些帮助，促进对这部电影的理解的。从其中得知本片导演就是一位集中营幸存者后，在回忆一下电影里的情节和感觉，我确实觉得这部电影算是一部佳作，很严肃，很真诚。 我粗译了一下，水平有限，凑合看…… 一、 原文：An excellent movie. Most striking is the contrast between Myriam who visits the camp fifty years later and is overcome by her terrible memories, particularly of her friends who did not survive, even blaming herself for the death of some of them, and Oskar who is the grandson of an SS-man and who visits the camp and takes photos and thinks that he is doing something to amend his grandfathers evil-doings, but in reality is an example for insensitivity - not realizing what Myriam is going through, he uses her to overcome his own confused feelings instead of respecting and supporting her and putting her in the first place. The horrors of the camp are not shown, but told. Myriam tells about what she has gone through. Instead the movie shows what she is going through when she visits the camp some decades later, and this is even more disturbing than the well-known horrors of the concentration camp. For those who survived, never really left the camps. 选译：一部卓越的电影。一位集中营幸存者Myriam在50年后重回故地，仍触景伤情，悲不自胜，特别是当她回想起那些未能幸存的朋友，仍将他们的死归咎于自身；一位老纳粹的孙子Oskar走访集中营拍摄照片，希望借此弥补其祖父曾经的罪恶行径。两者之间的对比很让人震撼。 集中营当年的恐怖景象未在片中出现，而是通过主角Myriam的表述来展现。Myriam在集中营中游走，讲述着她经历过的磨难，这种方式更加绝望、悲凉地展现了集中营的恐怖。 对于那些幸存者而言，他们其实从未能离开集中营。
二、 原文：Documentary or fiction? Marceline Loridan-Ivens--herself a death camp survivor--directs a harrowing autobiographical story in which the fictional blends with the environment, and memories of the past are still very vivid, not through flashbacks, but through the viewer's own imagination. Filmed at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the film is a touching performance by Anouk Aimée. Her reactions (she had not prepared the part but let herself react to the situations) are disturbing, but in a positive way. As Myriam confronts the ghosts of her past, she is caught between her will to remember, and her will to forget, navigating to and fro fron reason to near-insanity. The variations of her mood are contrasted to the stability of Oskar (remarkably well played by August Diehl), a young German photographer, grandson of an SS.
Disturbing, harrowing, and painful at times, "La Petite Prairie aux Bouleaux" (The Birch Tree Meadow, or Birkenau in German) is a touching film. Through its simplicity, it manages to deal with a delicate subject with concern and honesty.
三、 原文：The movie opens with an Auschwitz Survivor's Association meeting, a sort of "class reunion" type gathering where people are joking and reminiscing, etc. Quickly, the tone changes when wounds are opened and one woman returns to the scene of the crime, to relive it in her mind. She unexpectedly meets a young German man who is photographing the place, making an archaological record of it. He meets her and wants to join her trip down memory lane. It gets more and more interesting, with a great deal of psychological complexity throughout.
Beautiful cinematography, writing, acting, the whole bit. Outstanding! 选译：电影从一次奥斯维辛幸存者联合会的会议开始，与会的人都在笑谈和回忆之中，气氛很和谐。很快地，当过往的伤疤逐渐揭开，气氛开始改变，罪恶的过去重新萦绕在一个女人的心中。她意外地遇到了一个年轻的德国人，他正在用相机记录如今的集中营。年轻人想要跟随着这个女人追溯集中营的记忆。故事也随着贯穿之中的大量复杂心理的展现而变得越发精彩。 整部电影从摄影、编剧、表演到所有都很美，赞！