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- 117 Mins
Legendary filmmaker Jean Renoir's suspenseful and romantic tale of a beautiful French actress struggling to avoid the deadly politics and forbidden passions of Nazi-occupied France. The drama takes place backstage in a theatre where a play is in progress and the German Gestapo is looking for a French underground leader who they know is hiding there. Mel Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac, Moulin Rouge) portrays the head of the German occupying forces who renews an unexpected liaison with Leslie Caron (Fanny, Chocolat), a glamorous star of boulevard farces. Can she - as she insists in the beginning - turn her back on politics, turn her back on the war and devote herself solely to her art? Before the play is over, Carola must make a major decision, which is a matter of life and death - her own.
Cast & Crew
Michael Sacks (Henri Marceau), H.M. Wynant (Camille), Douglas Anderson (Fortunio), Edward Knight (Capt. Clavaroche), Anthony Zerbe (Campan), Carmen Zapata (Mireille), Ivor Barry (Parmentier), (Director), Leslie Caron (Carola Janssen), Ondine Vaughn (Josette)