Monsieur Batignole

Film
There's something a bit mild and cosy about this historical drama set in Vichy France during WWII. Batignole is a complacent, apolitical Parisian butcher whose would-be son-in-law is an arch-fascist (and, worse, a critic). An inadvertent participant in the arrest of his Jewish lodgers, Batignole (played by director Jugnot) finds favour with the Nazis, but secretly shelters a Jewish boy and his two cousins. In saving them, he redeems himself. Watchable, but not a patch on A Self-Made Hero.

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Director: Gérard Jugnot
Screenwriter: Gérard Jugnot, Philippe Lopes-Curval
Cast: Gérard Jugnot
Jules Sitruk
Michèle Garcia
Jean-Paul Rouve
Alexia Portal
Violette Blanckaert
Daphné Baiwir
Götz Burger
Ticky Holgado
Jean-Marie Winling
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