(Louis Malle, 1974).
One of the rare fiction films about the German occupation of France that has the ring of truth to it, this expertly directed picture looks at a young farm boy who drifts into collaboration by ignorance rather than intent. Malle offers a striking recreation of 1944 French society in which the banality of evil is shown without explanation or apology.
Tue., April 14, 12:30 & 7:30 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 1, 2009