The Eye of Vichy

The Eye of Vichy
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Format:  DVD
item number:  HRS9
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: January 21, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: First Run Features
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos
    • Biographies: Claude Chabrol - Director

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...An engrossing look at French propaganda films...
New York Times
Feb 18, 1994

Product Description:

This compilation of French- and Nazi-produced newsreel footage documents France's collaboration with Nazi Germany during WWII, including the invasion of France and General Petain's pact with Adolf Hitler. Compiled by French master filmmaker Claude Chabrol, this chilling and fascinating documentary presents never-before-seen footage that brutally and ironically exposes the huge role that the French Vichy government had in helping the Nazis exterminate French Jews. The footage also shows just how far Vichy leaders went to convince the citizens of France to side with Germany during the war. Chabrol crafts a sly and shocking counterpoint between the actual historical narrative of France's actions under German occupation and the propaganda produced during the time, playing image against narration to achieve a devastating irony. Chabrol, whose 1988 film STORY OF WOMEN depicted a Frenchwoman's struggle during the Vichy era, returns to the subject and provides a voluminous and articulate portrayal of the moral and physical chaos that gripped Paris during its occupation and the horrible ramifications that ensued.


Production Notes:

  • THE EYE OF VICHY was screened at New York City's Walter Reade Theater in 1994 as part of its annual "Cahiers du Cinéma Selects..." series.

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  • UPC: 720229910446
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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