Line of Demarcation aka La Ligne De Demarcation
Directed by Claude Chabrol
From Claude Chabrol, the legendary director of Les Bonnes Femmes, The Third Lover, Le Boucher, L’Enfer and La Cérémonie, comes this WWII thriller set in a small town in the Jura Mountains split in two by a border between Nazi-occupied France and the Free Zone. In 1941, Pierre (Maurice Ronet, The Fire Within, Purple Noon, The Champagne Murders), a demobilized French military officer and the Count de Damville, returns to this border village to find it occupied by the Germans. His English-born schoolteacher wife (Jean Seberg, Breathless, Lilith, Paint Your Wagon) and the town’s citizens now belong to a Resistance group helping escaped prisoners reach the Free Zone. Co-starring Stéphane Audran (Les Biches, The Twist, Babette’s Feast) and Daniel Gélin (Napoleon, La Ronde, The Man Who Knew Too Much), and beautifully shot by the great Jean Rabier (The 400 Blows, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg).