Approved | | Drama, War
A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance.
Director Jean Renoir always had Charles Laughton in mind for the lead role.
Mrs. Emma Lory:
Here's the newspaper.
Albert Lory: Newspaper - lies.
Mrs. Emma Lory: Shhh! You may find something interesting in it today.
The German troops are all wearing WWI style helmets, presumably because the actual style of helmets used by Germany in WWII were not available to the film makers. There are also various other mistakes with the German uniforms.
Opening credits prologue: "Somewhere in Europe"-
English, German, Latin
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