Bertrand Tavernier's epic (almost three hours) looks back at France's period of Nazi occupation from a movie-lover's perspective. A young screenwriter tries to subvert the German-controlled studios while juggling three women, and a director doubles as a Resistance fighter. It's a beautifully detailed and honest piece.

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Laissez-Passer

Bertrand Tavernier’s epic (almost three hours) looks back at France’s period of Nazi occupation from a movie-lover’s perspective. A young screenwriter tries to subvert the German-controlled studios while juggling three women, and a director doubles as a Resistance fighter. It’s a beautifully detailed and honest piece.