Paris brûle-t-il? (1966) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • In this sprawling, star-laden film, we see the struggles of various French resistance factions to regain control of Paris near the end of World War II. The Nazi general in charge of Paris, Dietrich von Cholitz (Fröbe), is under orders from Hitler himself to burn the city if he cannot control it or if the Allies get too close. Much of the drama centers around the moral deliberations of the general, the Swedish ambassador (Welles), and the eager but desperate leaders of the resistance.

  • Parigi, 1945. Siamo agli sgoccioli della Seconda Guerra Mondiale. I parigini si sono rivoltati ai nazisti ed il generale tedesco Dietrich von Choltitz si rifiuta di eseguire l'ordine di bruciare la città. I francesi, nonostante le difficoltà ed i problemi interni al movimento partigiano, vinceranno ed esulteranno all'ingresso trionfale di Charles De Gaulle in città.

  • The departure of the German army from Paris in 1944.


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