Lacombe Lucien
Lacombe Lucien (1974)

With a superb music score by Django Reinhardt, this is a Louis Malle film about the German occupation of France. Based on his own experiences in France during the occupation, Malle's film does not paint a pretty picture of the French… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 30, 1974
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2006
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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

A generation after WWII, Louis Malle shed light on French collaborators

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Superbly evocative of the period in both imagery and mood, Lacombe Lucien is a character study of a young man during a dark chapter in French history

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Emanuel Levy

This coolly detached WWII chronicle, which is critical of the French Resistance, is one of Louis Malles' strongest and most personal films.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A controversial WWII drama about the German occupation of France that has a young French Gestapo policeman romance a young Jewess.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Malle's absolute faith in his skills as a storyteller and in the inherent power of this true story puts Lacombe, Lucien in the company of the best humanist portraits ever filmed.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

The collaborationist anti-hero finds Malle instantly broaching a cultural taboo, compounded when the traitorous young man forces himself into a sexual relationship with a not-entirely unyielding girl named France.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Lacombe Lucien," it is 1944 in Southwest France where Lucien(Pierre Blaise) works in a nursing home. Given five days off, he… More
Tom S.
Rich absurdities abound.