La Sentence

TitleLa Sentence
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1959
AuthorsValère, Jean
Running Time78 minutes
DistributorPathé Consortium Cinéma
CountryFrance
Mediumblack and white
Publication LanguageFrench
Abstract

In this minimalist film unfolding in real time, director Jean Valère explores humanity, fear, and hope in occupied France during World War II. Four members of the Resistance are sentenced to death after the assassination of a German officer. They wait for execution, scheduled in an hour's time. In a cell near the beach, they overhear Allied bombings and attempt to escape. 

Cast

Marina Vlady

Robert Hossein

Roger Hanin

Béatrice Bretty

Lucien Raimbourg

Credits

Directed by Jean Valère

Written by Georges Arnaud and Marcel Moussy

Cinematography by Henri Decae

Edited by Leonide Azar

Music by Daniel Lesur

Genre

Drama

Translated TitleThe Sentence
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