Laissez-passer

24/03/2003
  |  Book Tickets: 03/09/2002
  |  Buy to Own: 24/03/2003
  |  163 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC
Laissez-passer Film Poster

Synopsis

Based on true stories related by director Jean-Devaivre and writer Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier's film tells of the experiences of the Parisian filmmaking community during the Nazi occupation. Aurenche (Denis Podalydès) does everything he can to avoid working for the German-controlled production company Continental Films, something he believes would constitute collaboration. But Devaivre (Jacques Gamblin) takes a very different approach; he accepts a job at Continental, believing it will provide perfect cover for his resistance activities. Meanwhile, the Nazis begin to close in on Devaivre's brother-in-law Jacques Dubois (Olivier Brun), suspecting him of involvement in the resistance.