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Safe Conduct(Laissez-passer)

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France, Germany, Spain · 2002
2h 50m
Director Bertrand Tavernier
Starring Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Charlotte Kady, Marie Desgranges
Genre Drama, History, War

A film about the French film industry during the Nazi occupation that focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. It follows their respective attempts to risk their lives and fight back from within against the Nazi propaganda machine.

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TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

A sprawling, semi-biographical account of two real-life filmmakers who both found work during darkest days the German occupation.


Village Voice by Michael Atkinson

Safe Conduct -- a rangy, irreverent, episodic odyssey through French filmmaking during the Occupation -- is one of the very best movies ever made about the life of moviemaking.


Chicago Tribune by Michael Wilmington

This is one of those films that encapsulate most of its maker's key thoughts and feelings while also connecting us vividly to a fascinating past. No one who loves French film (or movies in general) should miss it.


San Francisco Chronicle by Mick LaSalle

The details feel authentic: The empty Paris streets, the profanation of German anti-aircraft guns atop belle epoque buildings. And Devaivre's adventures provide high tension.

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