The Sorrow and the Pity: Chronicle of a French City under the Occupation

TitleThe Sorrow and the Pity: Chronicle of a French City under the Occupation
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1969
AuthorsOphüls, Marcel
Episodes1. L'effondrement/The Collapse 2. Le choix/The Choice
Running Time251 minutes
CountryFrance
Mediumblack and white
Publication LanguageFrench
Abstract

Through interviews with participants and newsreel footage, this documentary examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II as it occurred in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. Its focus on collaboration and resistance was controversial, and French television broadcasters refused to show it.

Cast

Pierre Mendes-France

Sir Anthony Eden

Claude Levy

Denis Rake

Alexis  Grave

Louis Grave

Maurice Chevalier

Credits

directed by Marcel Ophuls

cinematography by Andre Gazut and Jurgen Theme

edited by Claude Vajda

Genre

Documentary

Alternate TitleThe Sorrow and the Pity
Original PublicationLe chagrin et la pitié: chronique d'une ville française sous l'Occupation
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