The Law

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The Law

historical figure historical reproductive rights

The Law

Release Date: November 26, 2014

Year    :   2014
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   History
Production Companies    :   La Région Île-de-France, K'Ien Productions, France Télévisions
Director    :   Christian Faure
Producers    :   David Kodsi
Writers    :   Samuel Doux, Fanny Burdino, Mazarine Pingeot
RunTime    :   87 mins.

Directed by French Director Christian Faure and released in 2014, The Law brilliantly traces three days, in late Fall 1974, of stormy debate in the French National Assembly, around a bill which would make "voluntary termination of pregnancy" legal. Behind this bill stands a lone woman brilliantly played by a remarkable Emmanuelle Devos (also in The Other Son): Simone Veil the Minister of Health in the Jacques Chirac government during the presidency of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. During these three days of violent debate Veil, a Jew and Holocaust survivor, is spared nothing: political negotiations, solitude, sparring arguments, insults and violence to her family. In spite of all of this, Veil never wavers.

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