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Lacombe, Lucien
- Louis Malle

Overview - This unflinching film by legendary director Louis Malle was one of the first of its time to openly discuss the troublesome issue of French collaboration with the Nazis during World War II. It follows an innocent young man (the very talented Pierre Blaise, who was killed in a car accident a year after the movie was made), who's looking for adventure and a sense of self-worth as he thinks about joining the French Resistance--but ends up as a member of the Gestapo instead.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This unflinching film by legendary director Louis Malle was one of the first of its time to openly discuss the troublesome issue of French collaboration with the Nazis during World War II. It follows an innocent young man (the very talented Pierre Blaise, who was killed in a car accident a year after the movie was made), who's looking for adventure and a sense of self-worth as he thinks about joining the French Resistance--but ends up as a member of the Gestapo instead. Quite controversial on its original release in 1974, the film uses its main character's journey as a prism for examining the moral ambiguity and guilt of France's war years.

Cast List

Louis Malle - Director, ATLANTIC CITY
Aurore Clement - French Actress
Pierre Blaise - French Actor, LACOMBE, LUCIEN (1974)

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 138
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 037429212424
  • Genre: Foreign Video - French
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2006

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Coming Of Age
France

 
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Reviews:
"[With] great performances, and includes some of the most vividly sketched screen characters of the 1970s." - 05/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.87


"Louis Malle's most powerful movie tackles discomforting French history with dead-on objectivity, which only intensifies its punch..." - 03/31/2006 USA Today, p.3E

 
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