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1 September 1971 (France) See more »
In 1943, rural French teenager Nanette meets an injured British airman and decides to give him shelter at her family's farm after falling in-love with him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Horst Buchholz ... Claude
Muriel Catalá ... Nanette
Hélène Vallier ... Nanette's Mother
Roger Lumont ... Nanette's Father
Henri Vilbert ... Councillor Flouret
Danièle Ajoret ... Nanette adulte
Michel Delahaye ... Monnery
Jean-Pierre Sentier ... Nanette's Husband
Frédéric Norbert ... Henri
Yves Hugues ... Monnery's First Son
Jacques Serres ... Monnery's Second Son (as Jacques Serre)

Directed by
Michel Mardore 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michel Mardore  original scenario, adaptation and dialogue

Produced by
Michel Mardore .... producer
Original Music by
Pierre Jansen 
Cinematography by
William Lubtchansky 
Film Editing by
Françoise Bonnot 
Production Management
Robert Paillardon .... production manager
Sound Department
René-Jean Bouyer .... sound

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Also Known As:
"Le sauveur" - France (original title)
"The Saviour" - Australia (imdb display title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), International (English title) (imdb display title), Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
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105 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Isabelle Adjani had an audition for the leading female role, Nanette. Until the first day of filming, producers and directors were still hesitating between 'Muriel Catala' and her.See more »


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An unforgettable love story, 13 July 2016
Author: jasontheterrible from United States

Nanette is only 14 but already a nubile beauty living on a farm in France during the German occupation. She believes what she is being taught by her family and teachers about the good Germans and the bad English. She supports the Nazis. When a resistance fighter parachutes to the wrong place she finds him and falls in love. She looks spectacular and loves to undress for him and be without clothes but he is much older and will not take her sexually. He agrees to come for her after the war and she pledges her undying love. A beautiful love story right? Sorry, but this is a well-made film about treachery, fear, barbarism and the realities of war. It is erotic and beautiful for the first hour but ugly and sad the rest of the way. Still worth the trip but you have been warned.

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