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Le vieux fusil

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Le vieux fusil
Directed byRobert Enrico
Written byRobert Enrico
Pascal Jardin
Claude Veillot
StarringPhilippe Noiret
Romy Schneider
Jean Bouise
CinematographyÉtienne Becker
Edited byAva Zora
Eva Zora
Music byFrançois de Roubaix
Les Productions Artistes Associés
Mercure Productions
TIT Filmproduktion GmbH
Distributed byMercure Productions
Release date
  • 22 August 1975 (1975-08-22)
Running time
103 minutes
West Germany
Box office3,365,471 FF[1] (France)

Le vieux fusil (English title: The Old Gun or Vengeance One by One) is a 1975 French-West German war-drama movie directed by Robert Enrico, and starring Philippe Noiret, Romy Schneider and Jean Bouise. It takes place in Nazi German-occupied France during World War II. The movie is based on the Massacre of Oradour-sur-Glane in 1944.

Plot[change | change source]

In August 1944, during World War II, Julien Dandieu, a doctor who lives in Montauban in southern France with his wife Clara and his daughter Florence, is worried about the approaching battles of the retreating German army, and the advancing Allied armies and the French Resistance. Julien asks his friend François to drive his wife and daughter to the remote village where he owns a château, to keep them safe from the battles. A week later, Julien leaves Montauban to meet them for the weekend. While he was away, the German army massacres all the inhabitants of the village. When Julien arrives, he finds that all the villagers have been put inside the church and shot dead. In the château, now occupied by the German troops, he finds his daughter shot dead and he witnesses the killing of his wife with a flamethrower. He decides to take revenge on the Nazis.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Le Vieux fusil (1975) - JPBox-Office".

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