The Law (2014)

11/26/2014 (FR) History 1h 27m
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Directed by French Director Christian Faure and released in 2014, The Law brilliantly traces three days, in late Fall 1974, of stormy debate in the French National Assembly, around a bill which would make "voluntary termination of pregnancy" legal. Behind this bill stands a lone woman brilliantly played by a remarkable Emmanuelle Devos (also in The Other Son): Simone Veil the Minister of Health in the Jacques Chirac government during the presidency of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. During these three days of violent debate Veil, a Jew and Holocaust survivor, is spared nothing: political negotiations, solitude, sparring arguments, insults and violence to her family. In spite of all of this, Veil never wavers.

  1. Christian Faure


  2. Fanny Burdino


  3. Samuel Doux


  4. Mazarine Pingeot


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  1. Emmanuelle Devos

    Emmanuelle Devos

    Simone Veil

  2. Lionel Abelanski

    Lionel Abelanski

    Antoine Veil

  3. Lorànt Deutsch

    Lorànt Deutsch

    Dominique Levert

  4. Laure Killing

    Laure Killing

    Françoise Giroud

  5. Flore Bonaventura

    Flore Bonaventura

    Diane Riestrof

  6. Lannick Gautry

    Lannick Gautry

    Rémy Bourdon

  7. Aurélia Petit

    Aurélia Petit

    Marceline Loridan-Ivens

  8. Anne Girouard

    Anne Girouard

    Myriam, la documentaliste

  9. Michel Jonasz

    Michel Jonasz

    Gaston Defferre

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Original Title La Loi

Status Released

Original Language French

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