Le Corbeau

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Le Corbeau

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Le Corbeau

Release Date: September 28, 1943

Year    :   1943
Slogan    :   «One of the Most Discussed Films in the History of French Cinema!»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Continental Films
Director    :   Henri-Georges Clouzot
Producers    :   Raoul Ploquin, René Montis
Writers    :   Henri-Georges Clouzot, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Louis Chavance
RunTime    :   92 mins.

Remy Germain is a doctor in a French town who becomes the focus of a vicious smear campaign, as letters accusing him of having an affair and performing unlawful abortions are mailed to village leaders. The mysterious writer, who signs each letter as "Le Corbeau" (The Raven) soon targets the whole town, exposing everyone's dark secrets. This allegorical film was highly controversial at the time of its release, and was banned in France after the Liberation.

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