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The Marquis de Villemaur reunite stranges visitors in his Castle, to meet a survivor of the 3rd Reich. There is an Italian fascist ; Heinrich, a German ; Matthias, a russian ; and Dromard, a blind French war hero, with a black monocle.
This film is incredibly intelligent and shows a very high moral ideal without being heavily demonstrative. It's the story of a french provincial middle-class man who assassinated a girl, in a moment of sexual madness. His absolute clean reputation makes him above suspicion. But, conscious of his guilt, he tries everything to save the dubious boy who has been accused, but without revealing the truth. The suspenceful action shows magnificently, in the same time, how a so called "upper"class society can sentence to death, only by prejudice, somebody who can not be considered as "decent", according to the bourgeois' morality of some narrow-minded people. The main actor of the film, Bernard Blier, is absolutely fantastic, playing a man teared apart between his temptation to protect himself behind the prejudices of his fellow citizens and his growing disgust toward their hypocrisy and cold cruelty.
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