The Eye Of Vichy

1993, Movie, NR, 110 mins

This documentary from director Claude Chabrol demonstrates how the old-fashioned compilation can still have a dramatic impact when skillfully edited with a carefully crafted narration. Using Vichy's own newsreels and songs, THE EYE OF VICHY shows the blend of opportunism and native fascism that made up the collaborationist government, undercut by brief references to the items not caught by offical cameramen at staged events.

Opening with a very quick montage of battle scenes, both real and fictional, the film gets to the establishment of a new authoritarian government headed by the revered WWI hero, Marshal Petain, whose emphasis on the sins that lead to the 194...

Released: 1993 Rated: NR Length: 110 mins

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