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The Old Gun (1975)

Le vieux fusil (original title)
In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julien Dandieu
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Clara Dandieu
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François
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L'officier S.S.
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Le lieutenant
Karl Michael Vogler ...
Docteur Müller
Caroline Bonhomme ...
Florence Dandieu (8 years)
Catherine Delaporte ...
Florence Dandieu (13 years)
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Julien's Mother
Daniel Breton
Jean-Paul Cisife ...
Le chef milicien
Antoine Saint-John ...
German soldier killed in the kitchen
Maurice Bes
Bernard Bireaud
Jean Le Boulbar
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Storyline

In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One week later, Julien decided to meet then for the week end, but the Germans are already occupying the village. Written by Jean-Yves Simon <simon@wotangate.micro.ti.com>

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Drama | Thriller | War

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22 August 1975 (France)  »

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Trivia

Inspired by the Oradour tragedy. See more »

Goofs

Close to the end, when Julien burned the whole room together with the SS Officer, a crew member with fire extinguisher can be seen on the right side of the scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Man Bites Dog (1992) See more »

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Le Vieux Fusil 1944
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix Et Orchestre
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A wonderful movie - but I must notify of one bad feature.
13 August 2014 | by (Kortrijk, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Many people have already made clear why this movie is so incredibly good. It is definitely worth watching.

There is one thing however that bothers me in this movie. Without spoiling, you will see that this man cares so much more about his wife than his daughter. This is awfully unrealistic for the hero in a movie, but necessary seen the famous actress playing the wife (they had to give her more screen time).

Other than that, the action is great for its time. It is a realistic revenge story, so don't expect Jason Statham killing over a 100 Nazi's in half an hour. This movie keeps it real and touches your heart, don't watch it for the action.


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