The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)


Directed by: Marcel Ophüls

Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun

Language: French | Subtitles: English (embed)

Country: France | Imdb Info | Ar: 16:9 | Brrip

Also known as: Le chagrin et la pitié

Description: 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. At the heart of part two, “The Choice,” is an interview with Christian de la Mazière, one of 7,000 French youth to fight on the eastern front wearing German uniforms.

Preview part1

2.44GB | 126:51mins | 1280×720 | mkv

Preview part2

2.56GB | 133:06mins | 1280×720 | mkv