Rent Safe Conduct (2001)

3.5 of 5 from 74 ratings
2h 43min
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Synopsis:
Based on true events, Bertrand Tavernier's epic new film enthrallingly depicts one of France's most controversial periods in history - the early 1940's during the Nazi occupation - against the background of the French film industry. Set in Paris, the story follows two men who struggle to maintain their integrity while working for the German controlled Continental Film Studios. Aurenche (Denis Podalydes) is a writer with a complicated love life who injects his scripts with subversive messages, while assistant director Devaivre (Jacques Gamblin) uses his position as a cover for his increasingly hazardous activities with the resistance.
Vividly recreating the day-to-day danger, fear and uncertainty of wartime France, 'Laissez-Passer' is a fascinating and engrossing film from the filmmaker Martin Scorsese described as one of France's leading directors.
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Directors:
Writers:
Jean Cosmos, Jean-Devaivre
Aka:
Laissez Passer
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Drama
Awards:

2002 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Actor

2002 Berlinale Best Film Music

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/03/2003
Run Time:
163 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interview with director Bertand Tavernier
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Filmmaker and cast filmographies

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Reviews (2) of Safe Conduct

a different view on the occupation - Safe Conduct review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
13/01/2007

I thought that was a well acted and quite ambiguous film on people trying to continue their lives and continue their job (making films) while not compromising too much.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

One of Tavernier's best - Safe Conduct review by GPH

Spoiler Alert
12/01/2010

Long but not a minute too much so. The characters, drawn from life in the French film industry during the Occupation, are complex and involving, the story is by turns serious and funny and endlessly subtle, the acting and direction impeccable. So absorbing that one can almost forget that one's watching a film. None better on coping in France in the early 1940s.

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