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Special Section (1975)

Section spéciale (original title)
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 ...
Joseph Barthélemy, le garde des Sceaux
Roland Bertin ...
Georges Dayras, le secrétaire général du ministère de la Justice
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Pierre Pucheu, le ministre de l'Intérieur (as Michel Lonsdale)
Ivo Garrani ...
L'amiral François Darlan, vice-président du Conseil
François Maistre ...
Marquis Fernand de Brinon, - le délégué général de Vichy
Jacques Spiesser ...
Pierre Georges, dit Frédo
Henri Serre ...
Le préfet Ingrand, délégué du ministère de l'Intérieur en zone occupée
Heinz Bennent ...
Le major Beumelburg
Hans Richter ...
Le général Otto von Stülpnagel, le gouverneur militaire de Paris
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Raoul Cavarroc, le procureur général
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Maurice Gabolde, le procureur de l'État français
Claudio Gora ...
Francis Villette, le premier président de la cour d'appel
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Le président Cournet
Claude Piéplu ...
Michel Benon, le président de la Section spéciale
Hubert Gignoux ...
Maurice Cottin, 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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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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