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The Old Gun ()

Le vieux fusil (original title)
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During World War II, a peaceful French surgeon is forced to ruthlessly exterminate the Nazis because of their atrocities.

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Julien Dandieu
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Clara Dandieu
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François
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SS Officer
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Lieutenant
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Dr. Müller
Caroline Bonhomme ...
Florence Dandieu - Age 8
Catherine Delaporte ...
Florence Dandieu - Age 13
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Julien's Mother
Daniel Breton
Jean-Paul Cisife ...
Milice Chief
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German Soldier Killed in the Kitchen
Maurice Bes
Bernard Bireaud
Jean Le Boulbar
Patrick Caillard
Daniel Celich
Patrick Clément
Gérard Dauzat
Anne Debrettys
Hermine Delysle
Jean-Pierre Garrigues
Jean Hache
Jean-Louis Hebre
Olivier Lefort
Roland Neunreuther
Claude Marcan
Marie-France Mignal
Micheline Sarto
Alain Soreil
Christian Teyras
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Marie-Blanche Vergnes ...
Postman (uncredited)

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Robert Enrico

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Robert Enrico ... ()
 
Pascal Jardin ... ()
 
Claude Veillot ... ()

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Pierre Caro ... producer

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François de Roubaix

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Étienne Becker

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Eva Zora ... (as Ava Zora)

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Jean Saussac

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Corinne Jorry

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Didier Lavergne ... makeup artist
Phuong Maittret ... makeup artist

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Alain Belmondo ... production manager

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Jean Achache ... second assistant director
Claire Denis ... assistant director
Jacques Santi ... assistant director

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Bernard Aubouy ... sound

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Guy Di Rigo ... stund double: Joachim Hansen / stunt double: Clara Dandieu
Daniel Vérité ... stunt coordinator

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Patrice Wyers ... camera operator

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Catherine Prévert ... script girl

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Jean-Claude Le Bras ... gaffer
John Marshall ... subtitle script and timing (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One week later, Julien decided to meet then for the week end, but the Germans are already occupying the village. Written by Jean-Yves Simon

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Also Known As
  • Le Vieux Fusil (France)
  • Abschied in der Nacht (West Germany)
  • Das alte Gewehr (West Germany)
  • The Old Gun (United States)
  • The Old Gun (World-wide, English title)
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  • 103 min
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Trivia Inspired by the Oradour tragedy. See more »
Goofs Close to the end, when Julien burned the whole room together with the SS Officer, a crew member with fire extinguisher can be seen on the right side of the scene. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Man Bites Dog (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Clara 1939 See more »

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