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Harry Dean Stanton,
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My summary says all of my point of view. It goes even over the top, for a really excellent piece of propaganda should not be understood as propaganda But since all the reviewers pointed that this movie, made just at the end of the war, was sugar-coating French supposed general behaviour during the war and German occupation, it's maybe time to speak about the film itself.
Though naive, it's a compelling story, extremely well shot and acted. Noël Noël, Paul Frankeur and above all Nadine Alari I discover this very talented young woman are touching and in tune all along the reels.
René Clément shows his mastery in the filming, angles, movements and composition.
And the last scene before the epilogue, when father and son are meeting again, is an absolute tear-jerker.
Have a break, indulge yourself in watching Le Père tranquille. You won't regret those 90 minutes.
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