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Is Paris Burning? (1966)

PG 1966-11-10 (US) WarDramaHistory 2h 53m
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"Burn Paris!" was the order that had come shrieking over the phone.


Near the end of World War II, Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz receives orders to burn down Paris if it becomes clear the Allies are going to invade, or if he cannot maintain control of the city. After much contemplation Choltitz decides to ignore his orders, enraging the Germans and giving hope to various resistance factions that the city will be liberated. Choltitz, along with Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling, helps a resistance leader organize his forces.

  1. René Clément


  2. Francis Ford Coppola


  3. Gore Vidal


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  1. Jean-Paul Belmondo

    Jean-Paul Belmondo

    Yvon Morandat

  2. Charles Boyer

    Charles Boyer

    Docteur Monod

  3. Leslie Caron

    Leslie Caron

    Françoise Labé

  4. Jean-Pierre Cassel

    Jean-Pierre Cassel

    Lt. Henri Karcher

  5. George Chakiris

    George Chakiris

    GI in Tank

  6. Bruno Cremer

    Bruno Cremer

    Colonel Rol Tanguy

  7. Claude Dauphin

    Claude Dauphin

    Colonel Lebel

  8. Alain Delon

    Alain Delon

    Jacques Chaban-Delmas

  9. Kirk Douglas

    Kirk Douglas

    General Patton

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Is Paris Burning?
Is Paris Burning?

Original Title Paris brûle-t-il?

Status Released

Original Language French

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