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Line of Demarcation Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean Seberg, Maurice Ronet, Daniel Gélin, Jacques Perrin, Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Noël Roquevert

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LINE OF DEMARCATION (La Ligne de Démarcation) is a movie written and directed by Claude Chabrol in 1966.
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The line of demarcation was a frontier that divided France in two during WWII. A lot of people, running away from the german occupying forces, tried to cross that line in order to reach the part of France that was under the control of the Vichy government.

This movie relates the life of a small town, on the German controlled side, that is situated right at the demarcation line. A certain number of people tries to help those who want to cross the river, others take advantage of the fact that the runaways are ready to pay huge sums of money to escape from the Germans. Small heroic or cowardly acts are reported everyday during this period.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   French Kind of conflict:    -   war (general)    -   war, WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   castle    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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