PG-13 | | Drama, History, War
The departure of the German Army from Paris in 1944.
According to Yves Boisset, who was Director René Clément's assistant, Clément was scared to death because of the gigantic production of the film. He sometimes cried.
Général Von Choltitz:
Herr Consul, if I thought that the destruction of Paris could win the war for Germany... I would set the city on fire myself. But we've lost the war.
At the end of the movie, the lieutenant Henri Karcher calls his father to tell him he has just captured a general. Actually, his father died in 1914.
The end credit sequence is in color.
French, German, English
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