About the film
Release Date: December 12, 2003
|Slogan||:||«At the end of World War II, many of those involved in war crimes were prosecuted. Some got away. Until now.»|
|Production Companies||:||BBC Films, Sony Pictures Classics, Company Pictures, Serendipity Point Films, Odessa Films, Astral Media, Téléfilm Canada, Corus Entertainment, Movision|
|Producers||:||Nathalie Cheron, Norman Jewison, Robyn Slovo, Nina Gold, Robert Lantos, Robin D. Cook, Sylvia Desrochers|
|Writers||:||Ronald Harwood, Brian Moore|
The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south which became known as Vichy France. In reality the Vichy government was a puppet regime controlled by the Germans. Part of the agreement was that the Vichy Government would assist with the 'cleansing' of Jews from France. The Vichy government formed a police force called the Milice, who worked with the Germans...