July 1936. Leon Blum's (Daniel Mesguich) left-wing coalition government is facing one of the hardest strikes paralyzing the whole country's economy. But one man alone is about to get the ... See full summary »
As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the ... See full summary »
at first sigh, it is not credible. the gestures, the actions are more drops on nationalist speech. but it is a special film. for heart , not for mind. it is a drawing. about things out of words. portrait of a French hero, it is, in fact, portrait of France. and this fact is essential for understand the force of it. the message is universal. for the countries under German occupation. for the lands under Soviet occupation. for the need of freedom who lives in many places. the courage, maybe a strange courage of people for who motherland is more important than life was reflected with delicate art in this film. and the performance of Charles Berling is seductive because it remains a smart puzzle of nuances.
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