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Special Section (1975)
"Section spéciale" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama, History, Thriller  |  23 April 1975 (France)
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In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Seigner ...
Le garde des Sceaux Joseph Barthélémy
Roland Bertin ...
Dayras - le secrétaire général du ministère de la Justice
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Pierre Pucheu - le ministre de l'intérieur
Ivo Garrani ...
L'amiral
François Maistre ...
Le marquis Brinon - le délégué général de Vichy
Jacques Spiesser ...
Fredo - un résistant communiste
Henri Serre ...
Le préfet Ingrand - le délégué du ministère de l'intérieur en zone occupée
Heinz Bennent ...
Le major Beumelburg
Hans Richter
Pierre Dux ...
Le procureur général Cavarroc
Jacques François ...
Le procureur de l'Etat Gaboldé
Claudio Gora ...
Le premier président de la cour d'appel Villette
Michel Galabru ...
Le président Cournet
Claude Piéplu ...
Bénon - le président de la section spéciale
Hubert Gignoux ...
Le juge en 'noir'
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In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.

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The true history of the fascism under Marshall Pétain
15 August 2003 | by (FRANCE Saint-Grégoire) – See all my reviews

After the film of Max OPHULS "le chagrin et la pitié" this picture shows the obedience of 99% of the judjes in France during the german occupation. Of course all the jews or any reluctant were killed. It's a shame for my country. As said Otto ABETZ, chief of the Gestapo in France, "the french used to make too much"! For us it's not a congratulation. The actal Président Jacques CHIRAC took heart to empasize this on 1995.


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