Paris brûle-t-il? / Is Paris Burning?

TitleParis brûle-t-il? / Is Paris Burning?
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1966
AuthorsClément, René
Running Time2h 53min
Date Released10/26/1966
DistributorParamount Pictures
CountryFrance, United States
Publication LanguageFrench, German, English

Is Paris Burning? is a 1966 epic black-and-white French-American co-production about the liberation of Paris in August 1944 by the French Resistance and the Free French Forces during World War II. Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz (Jean-Paul Belmondo) receives orders to burn down Paris if it becomes clear the Allies are going to invade, or if he cannot maintain control of the city. After much contemplation Choltitz decides to ignore his orders, enraging the Germans and giving hope to various resistance factions that the city will be liberated. Choltitz, along with Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling (Leslie Caron), helps a resistance leader (Alain Delon) organize his forces.

Original PublicationParis brûle-t-il?
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