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Title:
The sorrow and the pity chronicle of a French city under the Occupation = Le chagrin et la pitie : chronique d'une ville française sous l'occupation
Publication Information:
[Harrington Park, New Jersey] : Milestone Film & Video, [2011]

[United States] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2011]

©2011.
ISBN:
9781933920283
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (251 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC format, all regions; aspect ratio 4:3; stereo.
Series:
Milestone cinematheque
Language:
French
Language Note:
In French and German; with English subtitles.
General Note:
Originally made for French television in 1969 but not broadcast ; released theatrically in France in 1971.

"Woody Allen presents"--Container.

Includes theatrical trailers.
Awards:
1971 Academy Award nominee for Best Feature Documentary Film.
Contents:
Collapse Choice

Part one: The collapse. Two brothers -- The arrival of the Germans -- A changing political climate -- The legion of companions -- The Marshall's visit ; Discussing the French & British navies -- Race ideology -- Franco-German economic collaboration -- The written word -- On trial for desertion -- Work, family & nation -- The French drama ; Anti-semitic films -- The resistance in Auvergne.

Part two: The choice. Clermont remembered -- Almost too nice -- The resistance and Allied forces -- The various levels of French society -- The early resistance -- The black sheep -- The issue of communism -- De Gaulle and the free French -- The words of Laval ; Anti-semitism -- A visit to Sigmaringen Castle -- Defeating Bolshevism -- Different states of mind -- The price of a wig -- Judge & jury.
Abstract:
Through interviews with participants and newsreel footage, examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II as it occurred in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. Concentrates on the themes of collaboration and resistance.
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