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Lacombe Lucien

Lacombe Lucien

Lacombe Lucien

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément

year: 1974

colour: yes

certificate: TBC

director: Louis Malle and Patrick Modiano

runtime: 138

In 1944, young Lucien Lacombe returns to his parent’s house in rural south-western France and asks his former teacher to join the Résistance. Turned down because of his age, he ends up joining the French Gestapo. He enjoys his new position and power until he falls in love with France Horn, a Jewish girl, and starts to question his allegiance to the Nazis. The music is by Django Reinhardt.


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