Sunday, March 13, 2011

Monsieur Batignole

Monsieur Batignole (France) (2002)

Also Known As:
Una razón para vivir
Monsieur Batignole - Held wider Willen
On pouvait pas savoir...
Монсиньор Батиньель
Месье Батиньоль
Director: Gérard Jugnot
Starring: Damien Jouillerot, Daphné Baiwir, Jules Sitruk, Violette Blanckaert
Synopsis: In "Monsieur Batignole," a Gentile butcher gets a crash course in Jewish reality when a young escapee neighbor falls into his lap during the summer of 1942. Well-crafted, bittersweet comedy, in which an ordinary fellow in Nazi-occupied France behaves heroically despite himself, zips along with an entertaining and witty blend of close calls.... - www.variety.com

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