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The Sorrow and the Pity (1971)

09/18/1969 (DE) DocumentaryHistoryWar 4h 10m
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Chronicle of a French City under the Occupation


An investigation into the nature, details and reasons for the collaboration between France’s Vichy government and Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1944.

  1. Marcel Ophüls

    Director, Writer

  2. André Harris


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  1. Georges Bidault


  2. Matthäus Bleibinger

    Self - Wehrmacht Soldier in the Auvergne

  3. Jacques Duclos

    Jacques Duclos

    Self - former secretary of the clandestine Communist Party

  4. Anthony Eden

    Anthony Eden

    Self - Winston Churchill's foreign Secretary 1940-1945

  5. Pierre Mendès France

    Pierre Mendès France

    Self - Former Prime Minister of France

  6. Emmanuel d'Astier de La Vigerie

    Self - Founder of the Liberation Résistance Movement

  7. Maurice Chevalier

    Maurice Chevalier

    Self - Denies Making Tour of Germany (archive footage)

  8. Marcel Ophüls

    Marcel Ophüls

    Self - Interviewer

  9. André Harris

    Self - Interviewer

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The Sorrow and the Pity
The Sorrow and the Pity

Original Title Das Haus nebenan − Chronik einer französischen Stadt im Kriege

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Original Language German

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