The Sorrow and the Pity Movie Review

Marcel Ophüls' exhaustive documentary about the German occupation of France during WWII is so famous that Woody Allen even honors/ribs it in Annie Hall -- when he takes Diane Keaton's Annie to see the four-hour film on a date. On its own, The Sorrow and the Pity is probably the ultimate WWII documentary, though its ultimate point -- that many French people were quite tolerant and complacent during the occupation, hardly the vicious résistance that history has bestowed upon them -- tends to get lost in the extremely long and drawn-out 246-minute running time. However, for any history buff, this film is a must-see. (Try breaking it up into chunks.)

Aka Le Chagrin et la Pitié.

Cast & Crew

Director : Marcel Ophüls

Producer : Marcel Ophüls


Comments

The Sorrow and the Pity Rating

" Good "

Rating: NR, 1971

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