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Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.

Co-produced by France, Italy and Germany.

Directed by Louis Malle ; produced by Louis Malle and Claude Nedjar ; written by Louis Malle and Patrick Modiano.

Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Holger Lowenadler, Thérèse Giehse.

Set in occupied France, summer of 1944. Lucien Lacombe, an 18 year-old, expesses an interest to join the local resistance movement. He is turned down and, through a series of circumstances, finds himself working for the German police instead.

One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German Occupation, Louis Malle's brave and controversial Lacombe Lucien traces a young peasant's journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of a nation and one troubled boy's horrific coming of age, the film is a disquieting portrait of lost innocence and guilt.

Censorship classification: M.

PAL, region 4.

Dialogue in french with optional English subtitles.

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