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Plogoff: Des pierres contre des fusils (1980)

In the 1970s, France is developing a civil nuclear program, building power plants throughout the country without any consideration for the opinion of the local populations. In 1978, the ... See full synopsis »

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In the 1970s, France is developing a civil nuclear program, building power plants throughout the country without any consideration for the opinion of the local populations. In 1978, the small town of Plogoff, near the cape of Pointe du Raz, in Brittany, is being considered as a likely site for building another nuclear plant. Two years later, after the Three Mile Island accident, the population decides to stop the implantation and to resist the authorities at all costs, blocking all roads to the peninsula, demonstrating against hundreds of policemen. Soon the French state decides to send para troops against the rebellious villagers.

Nicole and Felix Le Garrec, a couple of movie professionals from the local area, decide to film the events. As journalists, they report on both sides of the demonstrations, but they end up siding with the local people, showing them the rushes of their movies at the end of each day. As the demonstrations grow bigger and tougher everyday, they decide to make a...

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