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The War Is Over (1966)

La guerre est finie (original title)
Diego is one of the chief of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid. He is arrested at the border for an identity check but ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Diego Mora
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Marianne
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Nadine Sallanches
Jean Dasté ...
Le chef du réseau clandestin / Chief
Dominique Rozan ...
Jude
Jean-François Rémi ...
Juan
Marie Mergey ...
Madame Lopez
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L'inspecteur des douanes / First Customs Inspector
Anouk Ferjac ...
Marie Jude
Roland Monod ...
Antoine
Pierre Decazes ...
L'employé SNCF / Station Employee
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Roberto
Claire Duhamel ...
La femme du wagon-restaurant / Traveller
Antoine Bourseiller ...
L'homme du wagon-restaurant / Traveller
Laurence Badie ...
Bernadette Pluvier
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Diego is one of the chief of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid. He is arrested at the border for an identity check but manages to go free thanks to Nadine, the daughter of the man whose passport is used by him. When he arrives in Paris, he starts searching one of his comrades, Juan, to prevent him from going to Madrid where he could be arrested by Franco's police... Written by Yepok

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stunning psychodrama
3 December 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

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Well, if you think this movie is about hot sex and Franco, then you could stick to Hemingway. A stunning psychodrama about a man who has seen his life burned out after decades of fighting a "good" but hopeless war, recognizes the futility, and sees another generation committing itself to figurative and literal suicide. Does he stop them? Join them? Can he have any effect at all? Does he try? See the movie. If you're into political drama a la Frankenheimer, Zinnemann, or Costa Gavras, this one is a "ten."

But you're right about Genevieve Bujold. Are you ever 8-)


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