PG-13 | | Drama, History, War
The meaning and relevance of the film's title, "Is Paris Burning?", refers to the order given by the Nazi high command to bomb and destroy Paris when it appeared that Allied forces were poised to take it. During the film, as the resistance and ... ...
And if a bomb should miss?
Général Von Choltitz: A few bombs always miss, but others will hit the target. It's the law of averages.
Consul Nordling: A bomb that misses... could hit... Notre Dame. Sainte Chapelle. That's a thousand years of history, turned to dust.
German sappers are shown setting conventional explosives on Paris bridges. The Germans actually set used surplus naval torpedoes under the bridges.
The end credit sequence is in color.
French, German, English
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