Director: Louis Malle
Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Therese Giehse, Holger Löwenadler
June 1944, Normandy. 17-year-old Lucien Lacombe tries to join the Resistance but is too young. Arrested by chance, he is taken to the local Carlingue, the French Gestapo, and unwittingly denounces his teacher who is arrested and worse. Realising Lucien’s potential, the Carlingue turn him and he quickly comes to enjoy his new power. But when he falls in love with a French-born Jewish girl his loyalties are questioned…The film is universally regarded for its emotional strength, honesty and raw power. Malle in his prime.