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Lucie Aubrac (1997)

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    Lucie Aubrac (1997)

    Claude Berri’s film is based on the real life of its titular character. Lucie Aubrac was a heroine of the Resistance during the Second World War, who has become a figure of national pride and a household name in France ever since.

    1943: Lucie and Raymond Aubrac, living in Lyon with their young son, are both members of the Resistance. Following Raymond’s arrest for a black market charge, Lucie uses her wits to secure his release in time for their anniversary, a date they hold sacred. Raymond is put in charge of the northern zone by the Resistance leader Jean Moulin. However, with informants, the French police and the Gestapo lurking at almost every corner, it is a matter of time before he is captured once more. Lucie must spring into action again and draw on every resource available if she hopes to save her family.

    One of the great figures of French cinema, with a career as a director, producer, writer and actor spanning almost 50 years, Claude Berri delivers another sublime work in Lucie Aubrac. His eye for historical detail is as keen as it was in his internationally successful Jean de Florette/Manon des sources series, as Berri once again proves his capacity to capture the spirit of his nation like no other can.
     
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    Nice Movie...
     
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    Summary of Lucie Aubrac (1997) by IMDb:

    A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband, and the lengths she goes to to rescue her husband from prison on more than one occasion. Based on a true story Lucie Aubrac works as both history lesson and love story.:thumb:

    Based on Lucie Aubrac's autobiographic novel, the movie tells the story of a couple of participants in the French Resistance to German occupation during World War II. Passion and wit help Lucie free her husband Raymond from certain death at the hands of the Gestapo (the German Secret Police) on more than one occasion. The movie highlights the relationship between Lucie and Raymond, and their and others' heroism in battle. Historians still debate whether, in reality, the Aubracs became turncoats and betrayed Jean Moulin ("Max"). Moulin, the Resistance's mastermind and most famous hero, subsequently died without speaking at the hands of notorious Gestapo officer and torturer Klaus Barbie, the "Butcher of Lyons":thumb:
     

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