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Justice est faite

Original title
Justice est faite aka
AKA
  • Justice Is Done
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
André Cayatte, Charles Spaak
Music
Raymond Legrand
Cinematography
Jean Bourgoin (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Silver Films
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Know as "Justice Is Done" in 1953 when it was first shown in the USA, it opens with a short briefing in English on the French jury system and then reverts to French with English subtitles. The Marshal summons the jury and an insight is given into the background of the seven jurors who are to decide on the guilt of the accused, a sick man's mistress on trail for his mercy killing. The trial appears to be not presented to prove her innocence or guilt, but rather to let the court (film) philosophize on the moral acceptability of euthanasia.
Awards
1953: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
1951: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear for Best Crime or Adventure Film
1950: Venice: Best Film
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