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The 25th Hour (1967)
"La vingt-cinquième heure" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  26 April 1967 (France)
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During World War II, a Romanian Jewish peasant is denounced by the village policeman and sent to a concentration camp. In the camp, due to an error, he's drafted into the SS.

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Complete credited cast:
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Johann Moritz
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Suzanna Moritz
Grégoire Aslan ...
Dobresco
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Defense lawyer
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Strul (as Dalio)
Jan Werich ...
Sgt. Constantin
Harold Goldblatt ...
Isaac Nagy
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D.A.
Liam Redmond ...
Father Koruga
Meier Tzelniker ...
Abramovici
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Insp. Varga
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Tribunal president
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Trajan Koruga
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Robert Ayres
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Col. Greenfield
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During world war 2 a Romanian peasant of Jewish faith is arrested by the local village policeman and sent to a concentration camp. In the camp, due to a mix-up, he is deemed to be of Aryan stock and he is drafted into the Waffen SS. After the war he is detained for having been a member of the SS but he is eventually released and reunited with his family. Written by Anonymous

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26 April 1967 (France)  »

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The Twenty  »

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Marius Goring is dubbed. See more »

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Enjoyable film upon a naive peasant during the Second World War
18 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie concerns about a marriage (Anthony Quinn and Virna Lisi) and their children living in a Romanian village .

Quinn is framed as Jewish by the constable (Gregorie Aslan) and he's punished to go to the concentration camps until he is deemed as Arian race and he's enlisted as a ¨SS¨ soldier .

The picture is based on real events , thus the collaboration of Romania and Hungary Government with the Nazis , the encroachment of Romania by Stalin's Russian troops and another happenings . Anthony Quinn interpretation is satisfying although overblown , he plays with lots of gesticulation , Virna Lisi is more appropriated.

Supporting cast is outstanding : Michael Redgrave , Serge Reggniani , Robert Beatty , Marcel Dalio , Alexander Knox , Marius Goring and special mention to Gregorie Aslan as the nasty constable.

The runtime of the picture is approx. two hours though is neither boring nor tiring but entertaining .

Henry Verneuil direction is acceptable and the musical score by George Delerue is spellbound . Flick will appeal to historical events enthusiasts and Second World War world buffs.

Rating: 6,5/10 , well worth watching


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