Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
An intense, sprawling look at the French film industry
during the WWII German occupation of France. The fact-based drama follows
director Jean Devaivre (Jacques Gamblin) and screenwriter Jean Aurenche
(Denis Podalydes) as they struggle with life and work under Nazi control.
Gamblin won the Best Actor Silver Bear at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival for
his performance. "...bristles with passion and energy" (Kevin Thomas, Los
Angeles Times). French with English subtitles. 163 minutes.