The Sorrow and the Pity

by Marcel Ophüls4h071969France

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Clermont-Ferrand and the Auvergne region from 1940 to 1945; a film recounting war, defeat, German Occupation, a triumphant Resistance movement, and the end of the war. Eye-witness accounts by men and women who experienced the events are interwoven with French, English and German newsreels. In a deliberately jumbled chronology, the filmmaker has breathed life into the great events of the time and into the daily atmosphere of this tragic period in European history.

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  • Credits

    • Distributor : Gaumont
    • Production Compagny : Société Suisse de Radiodiffusion et Télévision (SSR), Télévision Rencontre, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk
    • Producer : Charles-Henri Favrod, André Harris, Alain de Sedouy
    • Director : Marcel Ophüls
    • Scenario : Marcel Ophüls, André Harris
    • Photo Director : André Gazut, Jürgen Thieme
    • Editing : Claude Vajda
    • Sound Recorder : Bernard Migy
    • Sound Mixer : Wolfgang Schröter
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 16 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1969
    • French release date : 5 avril 1971
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : French

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