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After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Michel Blanc ... René Gaigneux

Gérard Depardieu ... Léopold Lajeunesse

Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Archambaud

Philippe Noiret ... Watrin
Gérard Desarthe ... Maxime Loin

Michel Galabru ... Monglat
Danièle Lebrun ... Mme Archambaud

Fabrice Luchini ... Jourdan
Daniel Prévost ... Rochard
Yves Afonso ... Le brigadier
Myriam Boyer ... Mme Gaigneux
Dominique Bluzet ... Michel Monglat
Florence Darel ... Marie-Anne Archambaud

Ticky Holgado ... Mégrin, l'avocat

Josiane Lévêque ... Andréa Lajeunesse
Hervé Rey ... Pierre

Vincent Grass ... Ledieu
Alain Stern ... Charles Watrin
André Chaumeau ... Le policier
Bernard Ballet ... Le capitaine
Paul Doumer ... Le gardien
Gérard Bôle du Chaumont ... Gallien
Patrice Melennec ... Montfort
André Charrondière
Lydie Lorente
Sabine Lorente
Morgan Fornes
Prune Semof

Directed by
Claude Berri 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marcel Aymé  novel
Claude Berri 
Arlette Langmann 

Produced by
Pierre Grunstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jean-Claude Petit 
Cinematography by
Renato Berta 
Film Editing by
Hervé de Luze 
Production Design by
Bernard Vézat 
Costume Design by
Caroline de Vivaise 
Makeup Department
Marianne Collette .... assistant makeup artist
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... makeup artist
Patrick Villain .... hair stylist
Production Management
Francis Barrois .... assistant unit manager
Patrick Bordier .... production manager
Bertrand Soupey .... production team
Marc Vadé .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Agostini .... first assistant director
Eric Bartonio .... first assistant director
Natalie Engelstein .... third assistant director
Thomas Langmann .... assistant director
Thierry Verrier .... first assistant director
Art Department
Olivier Coutagne .... assistant set dresser
Yves Domenjoud .... carpenter
Françoise Doré .... set dresser
Jean Marc Druais .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound engineer audi
Louis Gimel .... sound
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Matthieu Imbert .... boom operator
Michel Klochendler .... sound editor
Laurent Lévy .... sound effects
Visual Effects by
Frederic Moreau .... optical effects supervisor
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
André Bouladoux .... key grip
Jean-Marc Bringuier .... steadicam operator (as Jean Marc Bringuier)
Jean-César Chabaut .... camera operator
Catherine Georges .... second assistant camera
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer (as Jean-Claude LeBras)
Casting Department
Pascale Béraud .... extras casting director
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paule Mangenot .... costumer
Editorial Department
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Music Department
Jean-Claude Petit .... musical director
Other crew
Élizabeth Boorn .... production secretary
Claude Fenioux .... financial controller
Hélène Sébillotte .... script supervisor

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Argentina:100 min | USA:100 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
the war that never ended, 12 January 2011
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

Claude Berri scratches a few old war wounds in this complex but absorbing drama, set in a small, heavily damaged French town during the period of deprivation and deadly political power struggles following the German occupation. The conflict had united several rivals against a common enemy, but afterward there was influence to be won and scores to be settled, and the question of who resisted and who collaborated would lead to more than one expedient death. It takes a while for the film to introduce all the characters and conflicting loyalties, but once underway it develops considerable steam before the inevitable tragic conclusion. The irony is that the people shown to suffer most are those without any politics at all, like the half-mad, aspiring poet played by Gérard Depardieu, who can chew his way through scenery like no other actor. His unrestrained performance adds an energetic lift to the otherwise thoughtful drama; by contrast, his co-stars in the excellent ensemble cast appear to be sleepwalking.

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