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Monsieur Batignole

Directed by Gérard Jugnot

France | 100 minutes | 2002

French with English subtitles

During the German occupation of France, Edmond Batignole (Gérard Jugnot) quietly operates a butcher shop, refusing to participate in politics. His daughter is engaged to Pierre-Jean Lamour (Jean-Paul Rouve), a Nazi-collaborator playwright. A Jewish child, Simon (Jules Sitruk) comes to Edmond's doorstep and asks for asylum after police arrest his family. He agrees to hide the boy from the authorities. Eventually, more children join Simon, and Edmond must take drastic action to protect them.
Director Gérard Jugnot
Countries of Production France
Year of Presentation 2002
Language(s) French with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 100 minutes
Principal Cast Gérard Jugnot, Jules Sitruk, Jean-Paul Rouve
Award(s)

Winner of the Cesar Award

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