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A.k.a.
The Sorrow and the Pity
Year
1969
Runtime
251 min.
Director
Marcel Ophüls
Genres
War, History, Documentary
Rating *
8.3
Votes *
2,864
Checks
955
Favs
93
Dislikes
7
Favs/checks
9.7% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. the3rdman's avatar

    the3rdman

    An astonishing examination of the complexities of Vichy France and its legacy that dismantles de Gaulle's myth of "a nation of resistors." It locates the individual, human element often submerged under grand narratives of vilification and validation. Perhaps the most fascinating case is the aristocrat de la Maziere, who discusses candidly the motivations behind his joining of the German war effort. A crucial document that marked a shift in French perceptions of the war, only falling short of definitive because of its nearly total lack of female perspectives--an unfortunate and perplexing area of silence. 5 years 8 months ago
  2. jarmel's avatar

    jarmel

    Astonishing and dramatic! 8 years 11 months ago
  3. nicolaskrizan's avatar

    nicolaskrizan

    very long, very interesting

    http://1001movies.posterous.com/1095
    6 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #11 in Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  2. This movie ranks #13 in 100 Documentary Films (BFI Screen Guide)
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  3. This movie ranks #37 in Documentary
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  4. This movie ranks #57 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012)
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  5. This movie ranks #80 in Times' 100 Best French Films
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  6. This movie ranks #170 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  7. This movie ranks #412 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  8. This movie ranks #449 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  9. This movie ranks #499 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #508 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  11. This movie ranks #813 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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