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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Runtime

251 minutes

Country

Germany, France, Switzerland

Language

French

Tagline

Chronicle of a French City under the Occupation

Cast

Keywords

world war ii france nazi germany nazi collaborator

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