Is Paris Burning?

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Is Paris Burning?

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Is Paris Burning?

Release Date: October 26, 1966

Year    :   1966
Slogan    :   «"Burn Paris!" was the order that had come shrieking over the phone.»
Genres    :   War, Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Paramount, Marianne Productions, Transcontinental Films
Director    :   René Clément
Producers    :   Paul Graetz, Louis Wipf
Writers    :   Francis Ford Coppola, Gore Vidal, Larry Collins, Dominique LaPierre
RunTime    :   173 mins.

Near the end of World War II, Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz receives orders to burn down Paris if it becomes clear the Allies are going to invade, or if he cannot maintain control of the city. After much contemplation Choltitz decides to ignore his orders, enraging the Germans and giving hope to various resistance factions that the city will be liberated. Choltitz, along with Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling, helps a resistance leader organize his forces.

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