Monsieur Batignole

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Monsieur Batignole

paris, france world war ii jew persecution escape agent escape 1940s occupied france

Monsieur Batignole

Release Date: March 06, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   TF1 Films Production, Novo Arturo Films, RF2K Productions, Turkhoise
Director    :   Gérard Jugnot
Producers    :   Gérard Jugnot, Dominique Farrugia, Olivier Granier
Writers    :   Gérard Jugnot, Philippe Lopes-Curval
RunTime    :   100 mins.

In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis to arrest the Jewish Bernstein family, they move to the confiscated apartment. Some days later, the young Simon Bernstein escapes from the Germans and comes to his former home. When Batignole finds him, he feels sorry for the boy and lodges him, hiding Simon from Pierre-Jean and also from his wife. Later, two cousins of Simon meet him in the cellar of the grocery. When Pierre-Jean finds the children, Batignole decides to travel with the children to Switzerland.


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