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Marie-Octobre (1959)

Fifteen years after WWII, a group of ex-resistance fighters are brought together by Marie-Octobre, so that the former members of the network can finally relive one fateful night and find out who betrayed their murdered leader, Castille.

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Julien Simoneau - avocat d'Assises
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Léon Blanchet - serrurier
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Lucien Marinval - mandataire aux Halles
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Victorine - la gouvernante
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Père Yves Le Guen
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Robert Thibaud - médecin-accoucheur
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François Renaud-Picart - industriel
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Antoine Rougier - imprimeur
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Etienne Vandamme - contrôleur des contributions
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Carlo Bernardi - patron de boîte de nuit
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Fifteen years after WWII, a group of ex-resistance fighters are brought together by Marie-Octobre, so that the former members of the network can finally relive one fateful night and find out who betrayed their murdered leader, Castille.

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Eight men and a woman...one betrayed the man Marie-Octobre really loved

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24 April 1959 (France)  »

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Marie-October  »

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very much talking
30 June 2004 | by (Leusden, Holland) – See all my reviews

This movie is more like a theater-play: very much talking and hardly any action. All talking is done in French, and deals with a very haunting issue: in 1959 a former French resistance group reunites to search themselves for a traitor who killed one of them back in 1944. In this way a real Agatha Christie-like plot develops, all set in the long dark shadows of World War II and its horrors. Leading female star Danielle Darrieux gives a glittering performance, both in her talking and in her presence. The male cast around her consists of some of the greatest French actors at the time. 'Marie-Octobre' is not an easy movie to watch: you have to concentrate on it. If you do so, you'll be swept along onto its climax and surprising end.


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