The Eye Of Vichy

A fascinating 1993 compilation by Claude Chabrol of material from French newsreels and related ephemera between 1940 and 1944, during the German occupationmainly propaganda in the form of news items and public service features, but also a few movie trailers and one startling animated short. It’s all edited by Chabrol with a keen, ironic eye, with a few English voice-overs to help point out the lies and omissions, and adds up to an irreplaceable view of what living in Vichy France was like. (JR)

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