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Lacombe, Lucien -- One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German occupation, Louis Malle's brave and controversial Lacombe, Lucien traces a young peasant's journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit.

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Release Date:
29 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Moral complexities abound in "Lacombe Lucien"... See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Pierre Blaise ... Lucien Lacombe

Aurore Clément ... France Horn
Holger Löwenadler ... Albert Horn
Therese Giehse ... Bella Horn
Stéphane Bouy ... Jean-Bernard
Loumi Iacobesco ... Betty Beaulieu
René Bouloc ... Faure
Pierre Decazes ... Aubert
Jean Rougerie ... Tonin
Cécile Ricard ... Marie
Jacqueline Staup ... Lucienne Chauvelot
Ave Ninchi ... Mme. Georges
Pierre Saintons ... Hippolyte
Gilberte Rivet ... mére de Lucien
Jacques Rispal ... M. Laborit
Jean Bousquet ... Peyssac
Franz Rudnick
Jean-Louis Blum
Claude Marcan
Jean Maurat
Gabriel Cabessut
Mimi Juskiewenski
Albert Tillet
René Thauran
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mimi Juskienwenski
Jean Mourat
Roger Riffard
Walter Seldmayer
René Thouron
Philippe Henriot ... Himself (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Louis Malle 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Louis Malle 
Patrick Modiano 

Produced by
Louis Malle .... producer
Claude Nedjar .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli 
 
Film Editing by
Suzanne Baron 
 
Casting by
Catherine Vernoux 
 
Production Design by
Ghislain Uhry 
 
Set Decoration by
Henri Vergnes 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
 
Makeup Department
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... makeup artist (as Nguyen Thi Loan)
Janou Pottier .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Paul Maigret .... production manager
Jean-Pierre Pessoz .... unit manager trainee
Roland Thénot .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Pierre Dion .... assistant director
Marc Grunebaum .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Nara Kollery .... sound mixer
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound engineer
Michel Vionnet .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Barrau .... assistant camera
François Catonné .... assistant camera
Louis Gasperina .... chief electrician
André Thiéry .... key grip
Patrice Wyers .... camera operator
Pierre Zucca .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanine Fauvel .... wardrobe
Geneviève Tonnelier .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Reine Wekstein .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stéphane Grappelli .... musician
 
Other crew
Sylvette Baudrot .... script supervisor
Simone Clément .... production secretary
Christian Ferry .... development
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lacombe Lucien" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
138 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Albert Horn, the tailor:[to Lucien] It's funny... I can't manage to hate you completely.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Moral complexities abound in "Lacombe Lucien"..., 24 October 2007
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

PIERRE BLAISE is the young man who plays the title character in LACOMBE LUCIEN, the story of an unhappy youth who becomes a Nazi collaborator during WWII in France. It's a fictional account and the young actor was a non-professional chosen for the role who met an untimely death a year later in an auto accident.

He plays a French peasant who falls in love with a Jewish girl while working for the Gestapo. It's an engrossing story dealing with a lot of unpleasant, unsavory situations including scenes of torture and animal cruelty, moving unpredictably through a whole gamut of scenes which give a strong impression of what it must have been like for the French during the war.

For a non-actor, Blaise gives a commanding performance in a film he is forced to carry since the whole story revolves around his behavior, close-up and personal. Malle has to be commended for getting a natural, unforced performance from young Blaise and good work from all the cast members.

Summing up: Although it has a rather abrupt ending, it's a realistic look at Franco/German relations during WWII. The central characters are an interesting lot and the story moves swiftly through its two hours and fifteen minutes time span with gorgeous shots of the French countryside.

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