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

 |  Drama, War  |  26 April 1967 (France)
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In WW2, a Romanian Jewish peasant is denounced by the village gendarme and is sent to a concentration camp where, due to an error, he's drafted into the SS.

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Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Ayres
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Col. Greenfield
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During World War Two, Johann Moritz, a Romanian Jewish peasant, whose pretty wife is lusted after by the village gendarme,is denounced,arrested and sent to a concentration camp.In the camp, the camp commander mistakes him for a new recruit, a volunteer to the SS and he is drafted into the SS.Ironically, after the war he is detained by the Allied authorities for his wartime involvement with the SS. Written by nufs68

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He fought against both sides in the war to get back to the woman who was in his dreams and always beyond his reach! See more »

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Release Date:

26 April 1967 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Twenty  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the best anti-war films of all time !
15 March 2011 | by (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – See all my reviews

One of the best anti-war films of all time !

Maybe this movie isn't a masterpiece, yet, there is no doubt its one of the best, if not the best, anti-war films of all times. Also Antony gave us one of his best, as well as Virna Lisi.

I sincerely recommends this anti-war satire in the best spirit of work of Henri Verneuil, the giant of the French cinema.

As one person said in his comment: "Get it. See it. You will remember it."

I couldn't agree more! For this is a timeless tale, told in a movie which after forty five years is still fresh and current.


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