The Sorrow and the Pity

The Sorrow and the Pity

From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and resistance fighters from Clermont-Ferrand. They comment on the nature, details and reasons for the collaboration, from anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and fear of Bolsheviks, to simple caution. Part one, "The Collapse," includes an extended interview with Pierre Mendès-France, jailed for anti-Vichy action and later France's Prime Minister. At the heart of part two, "The Choice," is an interview with Christian de la Mazière, one of 7,000 French youth to fight on the eastern front wearing German uniforms.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:127 minutes
  • Release:1969
  • Language:French,German,English
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:paris france,   torture,   racism,  

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The Sorrow and the Pity torrent reviews

Venetia D (kr) wrote: An Indie movie with surprisingly good acting, although it was slow paced and a little horror.

Jared G (it) wrote: No stars: I've found it: the worst movie I have ever seen. I'm ashamed to have watched it. This is a sickening pile of worthless pig tripe and dirty, infected needles. Spoiler: The characters never find any reason to exist, the end. I had to buy a new bottle of brain bleach after this. No redeeming qualities exist.

Betty C (it) wrote: seems interesting.. i wanna see it!

George E (ru) wrote: Starts out quite good. It's actually quite good until, like, the 60th minute where it goes over the top and stupid. The ending was almost as bad as Arlington Road's ending. But still, this is a much better film than AR. Too bad, because this was going to be a great film.

kinuman 9 (es) wrote: i didn't care for this film. loved the denomic toys films. they were great. still love the puppet master films, but this movie was just not great

Alexandra L (es) wrote: Nice scenario,good twist,interesting thoughts.

Ral S (ca) wrote: Though I saw it a while ago, I admit the film was enjoyable. I'm not sure that it has short-term re-watch value, but if you watch it once every few years, it's a great film.

Christina G (br) wrote: It's classified in horror, but I laugh my ass off at that tiny little man who sleeps in a matchbox fighting off demonic toys. Definitely has entertaining value.

Harry W (br) wrote: Hanover Street is basically the Pearl Harbour of 1979, but at least it's characters have decent chemistry, there's a decent level of aviation sequences and Lesley-Anne Down takes her top off at one part. Hanover Street also comes together in it's final action sequences which have a classical war feel to them and provide surprisingly entertaining.There's also a nice musical score and some good cinematography in Hanover Street., as well as the fact that it was shot on great locations and featured some good action sequences. It just took a long time before they came along. Christopher Plummer also gave a good performance, and Lesley-Anne Down was ok.But Hanover Street came from before Pearl Harbour or Heaven's Gate, and taught us that action and romance are not a good blend of genres.It seems like Michael Bay didn't learn from this film, but at least Hanover Street didn't punch history in the face. And it did have a good soundtrack and premise, but it's blend of romance and war was shallow and pedantic,and Harrison Ford was more wooden than the trees they wasted cutting down to imprint this terrible screenplay on.This is the funniest exert from the poor script of Hanover Street:"You know why these things are heavy? Because their made of metal." "Metals a lot heavier than air". Thank you for clarifying this Peter Hyams, I had no idea.The one moment of strength in the script is when Christopher Plummer states "It's only bravery if you've got something to lose." And the biggest wonder of Hanover Street is "What relevance is the Term Hanover Street to this film?" as it doesn't bother to clarify.But all in all, Hanover Street still has the look and credibility of a decent old war movie and has a notable cast, so it's definetely one to appeal to the oldies. It wouldn't appeal to the impatient though, but at least since it has romance and action you can sit through it with your partner without either one getting TOO bored. Odds are you'll get bored, but not too badly.

Michael M (ag) wrote: Alec Guinness and John Mills portray contrasting Scottish and English sensibilities when one is passed over for command in favour of the outsider.

Joo Miguel R (fr) wrote: Pandorum proves itself a nice sci-fi flick with all those cliches but the narrative is sometimes goofy and the creatures make it even more goofier.

Robert T (de) wrote: WOW, awesome movie! Creepy throughout. Ending is amazing in its absurdity.