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Lucie Aubrac (1997)

A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband, and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Berri

Writers:

Lucie Aubrac (book), Claude Berri
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Bouquet ... Lucie Aubrac
Daniel Auteuil ... Raymond
Patrice Chéreau ... Max
Eric Boucher Eric Boucher ... Serge
Jean-Roger Milo Jean-Roger Milo ... Maurice
Heino Ferch ... Barbie
Jean Martin ... Paul Lardanchet
Andrzej Seweryn ... Lt. Schlondorff
Alain Maratrat Alain Maratrat ... Lassagne
Pascal Greggory Pascal Greggory ... Hardy
Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard ... M. Henry
Franck de la Personne Franck de la Personne ... Aubry
Hans Wyprächtiger Hans Wyprächtiger ... German colonel
Alain Sachs Alain Sachs ... Claude B.
Bernard Verley ... Charles-Henri
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Storyline

A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband, and the lengths she goes to to rescue her husband from prison on more than one occasion. Based on a true story Lucie Aubrac works as both history lesson and love story. Written by <alanj@pcug.co.uk>

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 February 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor en temps de guerra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,644, 19 September 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$458,557, 12 December 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Carole Bouquet replaced Juliette Binoche two weeks into production. See more »

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La Resistance
6 February 2006 | by B24See all my reviews

Engaging story and performances involving members of the French resistance during World War II. Although I have not yet read the account on which it is based, I have no reason to believe the film takes too many liberties with the truth. The locations and sets seem very authentic, and the dialogue is evocative of the way people spoke at the time. Something exceptional is presented by way of action sequences, in fact, where attempts at re-enacting simple events on film often fail; namely, the interdiction of a convoy carrying prisoners and a particularly realistic execution scene. High marks are due the production crew for this one. The overall history of the French resistance is an extremely complicated tale to be retold for purposes of explaining just how this story resonates. Young viewers need to educate themselves in that history in order to appreciate fully this film's merits.


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