La Sentence

TitleLa Sentence
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1959
AuthorsValère, Jean
Running Time79 minutes
Date Released10/02/1959
DistributorPathé Consortium Cinéma
Publication LanguageFrench

In this minimalist film unfolding in real time, director Jean Valère explores humanity, fear, and hope in occupied France during World War II. Five members of the French Resistance, three men and two women, 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. 

Translated TitleThe Sentence
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