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A Matter of Resistance (1966)

La vie de château (original title)
In the countryside near Normandy's beaches lives Marie, unhappy. It's 1944, she's married to Jérôme, a somewhat fussy milquetoast, diffident to the war around him and unwilling to move his ... See full summary »

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Jean-Paul Rappeneau (scenario), Alain Cavalier (collaboration) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Catherine Deneuve ... Marie
Pierre Brasseur ... Dimanche
Philippe Noiret ... Jérôme
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Julien
Mary Marquet ... Charlotte
Carlos Thompson ... Klopstock
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In the countryside near Normandy's beaches lives Marie, unhappy. It's 1944, she's married to Jérôme, a somewhat fussy milquetoast, diffident to the war around him and unwilling to move his wife to Paris, where she longs to live, shop, and party. A German outfit is bivouacked at Jérôme and Marie's crumbling château because its commanding officer is pursuing Marie. She's also eyed by a French spy working with the Allies as they plan D-Day. He woos her (posing to the Germans as her brother) and, in his passion, forgets his mission. Heroics come from an unexpected direction, and Marie makes her choice. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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France

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

25 January 1966 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Weak WWII comedy
7 April 2018 | by gridoon2018See all my reviews

Perhaps it was a misguided idea from the start to attempt to make a comedy set in German-occupied France in the last months of WWII (and to shoot it in black & white, for no discernible reason), but "La Vie De Château" is weak even on its own terms; any comedy, regardless of time period, is supposed to have more than three laughs in 90 minutes. This film has little to offer beyond Catherine Deneuve's exquisite beauty, and to be honest I struggled to even finish it. No traces of the director who would make the excellent "Cyrano" 24 years later here. ** out of 4.


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