The Sorrow and the Pity
- Original title
Le chagrin et la pitié
- Running time
- 251 min.
Marcel Ophüls, André Harris
André Gazut, Jürgen Thieme (B&W)
Co-production France-Switzerland-Germany; Télévision Rencontre / Norddeutscher Rundfunk / Télévision Suisse-Romande
Documentary. War | II World War. Nazism
- Synopsis / Plot
- From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and resistance fighters from Clermont-Ferrand. They comment on the nature, details and reasons for the collaboration, from anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and fear of Bolsheviks, to simple caution. Part one, "The Collapse," includes an extended interview with Pierre Mendès-France, jailed for anti-Vichy action and later France's Prime Minister. At the heart of part two, "The Choice," is an interview with René de Chambrun, one of 7,000 French youth to fight on the eastern front wearing German uniforms.
: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign TV Programme
: National Board of Review: Best Foreign Language Film and Top Foreign Films
: New York Film Critics Circle: Special Citation
- Critics' reviews
- Movie Soulmates' ratings
so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
- Friends' ratings
so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.
For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org