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Marie-Octobre (1959)

Fifteen years after WWII, a group of ex-resistance fighters are brought together by Marie-Octobre, so that the former members of the network can finally relive one fateful night and find out who betrayed their murdered leader, Castille.

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Julien Duvivier

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Julien Duvivier (original scenario), Jacques Robert (original scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Danielle Darrieux ... Marie-Hélène Dumoulin - dite Marie-Octobre
Bernard Blier ... Julien Simoneau - avocat d'Assises
Robert Dalban ... Léon Blanchet - serrurier
Paul Frankeur ... Lucien Marinval - mandataire aux Halles
Jeanne Fusier-Gir Jeanne Fusier-Gir ... Victorine - la gouvernante
Paul Guers ... Père Yves Le Guen
Daniel Ivernel Daniel Ivernel ... Robert Thibaud - médecin-accoucheur
Paul Meurisse ... François Renaud-Picart - industriel
Serge Reggiani ... Antoine Rougier - imprimeur
Noël Roquevert ... Etienne Vandamme - contrôleur des contributions
Lino Ventura ... Carlo Bernardi - patron de boîte de nuit
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Fifteen years after WWII, a group of ex-resistance fighters are brought together by Marie-Octobre, so that the former members of the network can finally relive one fateful night and find out who betrayed their murdered leader, Castille.

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Eight men and a woman...one betrayed the man Marie-Octobre really loved

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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 April 1959 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Marie-October See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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very much talking
30 June 2004 | by wrvisser-leusden-nlSee all my reviews

This movie is more like a theater-play: very much talking and hardly any action. All talking is done in French, and deals with a very haunting issue: in 1959 a former French resistance group reunites to search themselves for a traitor who killed one of them back in 1944. In this way a real Agatha Christie-like plot develops, all set in the long dark shadows of World War II and its horrors. Leading female star Danielle Darrieux gives a glittering performance, both in her talking and in her presence. The male cast around her consists of some of the greatest French actors at the time. 'Marie-Octobre' is not an easy movie to watch: you have to concentrate on it. If you do so, you'll be swept along onto its climax and surprising end.


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