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L'affaire Christian Ranucci: Le combat d'une mère (2007)

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For many French people, he is the symbol of one of the most awful justice failure ever known. For others, he was a criminal who received the punishment he deserved. 27 years after "Le ... See full summary »

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Héloïse Ranucci
Alexandre Hamidi ...
Didier Flamand ...
Le ténor du barreau
Cyril Descours ...
Me Plantier
Hervé Briaux ...
Me Hubert
Alain Cauchi ...
Le commissaire
Yves Verhoeven ...
L'inspecteur principal
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Me Badinter
Julien Tortora ...
Le jeune inspecteur
Elvire Melliere ...
La juge d'instruction
Françoise Pinkwasser ...
Mme Pirès
Bertrand Milliot ...
Claude Barton
Marianne Anska ...
Sophie Barton
Gérard Bayle ...
L'avocat général
Olivier Picq ...
Le président du tribunal
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For many French people, he is the symbol of one of the most awful justice failure ever known. For others, he was a criminal who received the punishment he deserved. 27 years after "Le Püll-Over Rouge", "Une mère", which simply means "A mother", shows the fight of Mrs Héloïse Mathon to prove her son Christian Ranucci was indeed innocent of the crime he was executed for. Christian Ranucci, 20, was arrested for the murder of Marie-Dolorès Rambla, an eight-year-old girl in June 1974. Though it remained many questions about his guilt, he was sentenced to die on March 10th, 1976 and guillotined in Marseilles on July 28th, 1976. After his death, only two other men were executed in France. Written by Sywan

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24 January 2007 (Belgium)  »

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Die Wahrheit kennt nur der Tod  »

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Le pull over rouge
30 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Michel Drach was the first to film this tragic true story of a young man sentenced to death and guillotined in 1976,if my memory serves me well.His movie called "le Pull Over Rouge" was so risqué for the time (death penalty was not yet abolished in France)that never a French channel showed it since.(satellite TV did however)

In this made-for -TV remake,the writers focus the action on the mother,her fight ,her suffering,her belief in her son's innocence (he's accused of a little girl's murder).Catherine Frot gives a restrained sensitive portrayal of this unfortunate mother,who was always afraid of losing her only son.(She had to leave a brutal alcoholic husband and she had to hide to keep him from abducting their son).

Of course ,we will never know the truth.But too many details are very strange and it's impossible to be sure .Anyway:

-Either Christian was guilty and a life sentence would have made him think of the horrible thing he had done ,alone in a cell...

-Or he was innocent (his last words to his mother were:"clear my name" )and is it what we call justice in the land of Voltaire and Hugo?


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