Lacombe Lucien


(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

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