Lucie Aubrac

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Based on the true story of two Resistance heroes, Berri's typically meticulous WWII drama concerns the efforts of Lucie Aubrac to liberate her husband Raymond from Gestapo incarceration. While Bouquet and Auteuil are dependably solid, they never really achieve the chemistry that might have made this into a more moving love story; the real problem, however, lies in the leaden pacing, and Berri's superficial, somewhat repetitive screenplay, which offers no particularly revealing insights, let alone dramatic excitement. Not exactly bad, the film is rather dull, and serves mainly as a reminder of how grippingly Melville's L'Armée des Ombres treated similar material.

Release details

Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Claude Berri
Screenwriter: Claude Berri
Cast: Patrice Chéreau
Eric Boucher
Daniel Auteuil
Jean-Roger Milo
Jean Martin
Pascal Greggory
Carole Bouquet
Heino Ferch
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