The story of how the people of Paris cope with the strains and struggles of war, from the siege of the city by the Prussians during the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to the invasion by the Germans in World War II.
Did You Know?
When the director Julien Duvivier
left occupied France for Portugal to reach the United States, he arranged for the film to be shipped to California. Once in Hollywood, where actress Michèle Morgan
had also sought refuge, Duvivier shot extra scenes, e.g. when Morgan is seen queuing at the baker's, and added a prologue with Charles Boyer
linking scenes between the different generations . See more
Le chant du départ
Music by Étienne-Nicolas Méhul See more