The Sorrow and the Pity

Le chagrin et la pitié (Original title)

1969 History, War, Documentary

About

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," inclu...

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Directed by

Marcel Ophüls

Written by

Marcel Ophüls (Writer)
André Harris (Writer)

Runtime

251 minutes

Country

Germany, France, Switzerland

Language

French

Tagline

Chronicle of a French City under the Occupation

Cast

Keywords

world war ii nazi france nazi collaborationism occupied france nazi occupation vichy regime

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#451 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, Features Marcel Ophüls