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Plot Summary
In 1940s Paris, during the German occupation, two men in the film industry find different ways to deal with the Vichy regime stifling their creativity. Jean Devaivre (Jacques Gamblin) is an assistant director, and Jean Aurenche (Denis Podalydès) is a screenwriter. Devaivre actively rebels against the occupation: He is an employee of Continental, a Nazi film company, but secretly fights in the resistance. Aurenche, on the other hand, refuses to create propaganda by working for the company.

Cast: Jacques Gamblin , Denis Podalydès , Christian Berkel , Marie Gillain , Charlotte Kady , Marie Desgranges , Maria Pitarresi , Thierry Gibault

Director: Bertrand Tavernier

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Empire Pictures

Safe Conduct (2002)

Release Date: October 11th, 2002|2 hr. 50 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • The details feel authentic: The empty Paris streets, the profanation of German anti-aircraft guns atop belle epoque buildings. And Devaivre's adventures provide high tension. show more

  • A remarkable and moving account of a part of the French experience that needs more remembering and less forgetting. show more

  • You would imagine a film like this would be greeted with rapture in France, but no. The leading French film magazine, "Cahiers du Cinema," has long scorned the filmmakers of this older generation as makers of mere "quality," and interprets Tavernier's work as an attack on the New Wave generation which replaced them. show more

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