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The Old Gun (1975)
"Le vieux fusil" (original title)

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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
Jean Bouise ...
François
Joachim Hansen ...
L'officier S.S.
Robert Hoffmann ...
Le lieutenant
Karl Michael Vogler ...
Docteur Müller
Caroline Bonhomme ...
Florence Dandieu (8 years)
Catherine Delaporte ...
Florence Dandieu (13 years)
Madeleine Ozeray ...
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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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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Nobody ever dies. Not your wife. Not your child. Not as long as you can keep on loving...and killing. See more »

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22 August 1975 (France)  »

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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 »

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Referenced in Man Bites Dog (1992) See more »

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The pace of the film is perfect, and inexorable.
20 December 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The story telling is utterly convincing, and because of the flashback technique, we feel the emotion of the main character (Julien) as the drama unfolds. The suspense is keen and mounting. The viewer keeps asking with increasing intensity: is this what I would do in Julien's position? His mistakes make us groan, his successes make us cheer. His pathos makes us cry.


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