A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe, whose father is a prisoner in Germany and whose mother dates her employer, works for the German police. He then meets France Horn, the daughter of a rich jewish tailor.
Vincent Merlaud <email@example.com>
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The film was considered rather controversial at the time as it showed a more accurate depiction of the ratio of collaborators to resistance unlike many other French produced films that suggest there were very few collaborators due to the sense of betrayal felt. See more
You understand English, Stéphane?
No. Why should I? I'm not a turncoat. Know what I think of the English? They make me sick.
They're better looking than the French. I love Leslie Howard.
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