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The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitié)

Sunday, Aug 31, 2008
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The Sorrow and the Pity1969, West Germany, Switzerland, Marcel Ophuls

A classic documentary depicting the life of a French town during the Nazi occupation. The story of cowardice and collaboration but also of heroism and the resistance. Powerful and insightful. Goldstein in his history of Tibet insists on pointing out that Chinese soldiers were well behaved in Tibet. Well, Ophuls shows you how Nazi soldiers would give their bus seats to old ladies and help farmers in order to deceive the French population

For more details, see tt0066904 on The Internet Movie Database.

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