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Lacombe, Lucien 12 rating

It is 1944 and in rural France an eighteen-year-old finds himself caught between his job as a member of the Gestapo, and the Jewish girl he is falling in love with.

War 1974 138 mins

Director: Louis Malle

Overview

As provocative as it is ambitious, Louis Malle's visually stunning wartime romance saw him win the BAFTA for Best Film in 1975. Exploring the failings of France during the war, and the difficult situations that arose, Malle challenges his audience with a protagonist they cannot sympathise with. Controversial and brilliant, this is Malle at his best.