23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Lacombe, Lucien

29/9/2016, 17:30, Odeon Opera 1 30/9/2016, 21:00, Odeon Opera 2

In 1944 France, 18-year-old Lucien asks to join the Resistance - when he is turned down, he joins the Gestapo instead. Drunk on power, he will find himself at a crossroads when he falls for a Jewish girl. In one of his masterpieces and one of the first films openly addressing the collaboration of some French citizens with the German occupiers, Malle calmly sketches the complex psychological profile of the most ambivalent character in his filmography and that of an entire country under the threat of being divided.

LACOMBE

In 1944 France, 18-year-old Lucien asks to join the Resistance - when he is turned down, he joins the Gestapo instead. Drunk on power, he will find himself at a crossroads when he falls for a Jewish girl. In one of his masterpieces and one of the first films openly addressing the collaboration of some French citizens with the German occupiers, Malle calmly sketches the complex psychological profile of the most ambivalent character in his filmography and that of an entire country under the threat of being divided.

Director: Louis Malle
Screenwriter: Louis Malle, Patrick Modiano
DoP: Tonino delli Colli
Music: Django Reinhardt
Editor: Suzanne Baron
Principal Cast: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clement, Holger Lowenadler

France, Italy, West Germany | 1974 | Color | DCP | 139' | French, Italian, German