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A Feature film by Jean Marbœuf

Produced by Mod Films

Release in France : 05/05/1993

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France 2 Cinéma

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Pétains was a bastard. This "description" of the leader of Vichy France is a bit brief, convenient and smug.
Pétain signed anti-Semitic decrees, had all governing bodies swear an oath of allegiance to him personally, turned a blind eye to hostages, was acclaimed by joyful crowds of frenchmen, enacted heinous laws, had frenchmen guillotined, and chose the distinctive Frankish battle-ax to be the emblem of his regime. And yet he had been granted full emergency powers by an elcted assembly.
These days, France is a democratic society with personal dictatorship, fascist excesses, and personal enrichment at the expense of the nation...

Full credits (18)

Assistant directors :

François Azria, Thierry Binisti

Associate Producer :

Yves Dutheil

Director of Photography :

Dominique Bouilleret

Assistant Operator :

Philippe Lardon

Press Attachés (film) :

André-Paul Ricci, Christopher Robba

Sound editor :

Catherine d'Hoir

Music Composer :

Georges Garvarentz

Costume designer :

Odile Sauton

Narrator :

Roger Planchon

Author of original work :

Marc Ferro

Screenwriters :

Alain Riou, Jean Marbœuf, Jean-Pierre Marchand

Sound Recordist :

Philippe Arbez

Production Manager :

Yves Dutheil

Editor :

Anne-France Lebrun

Production Designers :

François Decaux, Jérôme Clément

Stunt performers :

Michel Carliez, Claude Carliez

Sound Mixer :

Gérard Lamps

Location Manager :

Olivier Hélie

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Feature film

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Historical, War

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100% French

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2 h 13 min

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