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In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.

  1. Costa-Gavras

    Director, Writer

  2. Hervé Villeré


  3. Jorge Semprún


Top Billed Cast

  1. Louis Seigner

    Louis Seigner

    Le garde des Sceaux Joseph Barthélémy

  2. Michael Lonsdale

    Michael Lonsdale

    Pierre Pucheu - le ministre de l'intérieur

  3. Claude Piéplu

    Claude Piéplu

    Bénon - le président de la section spéciale

  4. Pierre Dux

    Pierre Dux

    Le procureur général Cavarroc

  5. Heinz Bennent

    Heinz Bennent

    Le major Beumelburg

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Original Title Section spéciale

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 7, 1975
    Theatrical (limited)


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget -

Revenue -



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