The Sorrow and the Pity / Le chagrin et la pitié (1969)
BRRip | 720 x 430 | .AVI/XviD @ 1599 Kbps | 2x~2 h | 3.28 GB
Audio: French MP3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, History, War
From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and resistance fighters from Clermont-Ferrand. They comment on the nature, details and reasons for the collaboration, from anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and fear of Bolsheviks, to simple caution. Part one, "The Collapse," includes an extended interview with Pierre Mendès-France, jailed for anti-Vichy action and later France's Prime Minister.