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Les Égarés =: Strayed

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After the German occupation of Paris during World War II, a young widow flees the war-torn city with her two children and must rely on a mysterious young stranger in order to survive.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lucie Aubrac

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During the French Resistance, Lucie, a courageous wife, struggles to save her husband, Raymond Samuel, from a firing squad. He was arrested after blowing up a train during the war. Lucie is also a freedom fighter who goes by the moniker of Aubrac. She helps free Raymond by directly threatening a prosecutor. After his release, Raymond is given a new identity and sent to continue the fight in the North. Unfortunately, he is again arrested. This time he is given the death penalty. While he awaits his sentence in jail, Lucie tries to trick the Gestapo into giving other Resistance members the chance to save Raymond.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Un Village Français = Season 2 1941: A French Village

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This French drama chronicles the impact of World War II German occupation on a small village in central France. As the residents come under the pressures of war, they make choices that are inspiring and heartbreaking.
DVD
2016; 2010; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Un Village Français = Season 3 1942: A French Village

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This French drama chronicles the impact of World War Ii German occupation on a small village in central France.
DVD
2016; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Un Village Français = Season 5, 1944: A French Village

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The German occupation changes the life of the village of Villeneuve forever, and as its residents come under the pressures of war, they make choices that are inspiring and heartbreaking.
DVD
2016; 2014
Clemons (Clemons Reserves)
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Un Village Français = Season 4, 1943: A French Village

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Beginning with the Germans arrival in June 1940, they endure five years of rationing, fighting and betrayals, and strain to keep some semblance of their existence intact. The war shatters all their lives, but a few of them, even in the shadow of destruction, reach out to find fleeting moments of connection and love.
DVD
2016; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Diplomatie =: Diplomacy

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"A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Cholitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, adn Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling."--IMDb.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Rafle

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Dramatizes the true experiences of individuals caught up in the Vel' d'Hiv roundup. In the summer of 1942 the French government, on the orders of the Nazi occupiers, conducted mass arrests of Jews in Paris and herded them into the Velodrome d'Hiver and a nearby internment camp from which they were ultimately shipped to Auschwitz and executed. Over 13,000 victims, including over 4000 children, were subjects of this atrocity.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Une Affaire de Femmes

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To survive Nazi-occupied 1940's France, Marie turns to illegally aborting pregnancies for a hefty fee. As her income increases, Marie moves her family to a posh apartment. Completely seduced by her lifestyle, Marie ignores her shell-shocked husband Paul. Things take a disastrous turn after one of Marie's "customers" dies and her husband turns her over to the authorities. Inspired by the real-life of Marie-Louise Girard, who was executed in 1943 by the Vichy Government, who'd declared abortion as a Crime Against the State because it diminished the number of potential soldiers.
DVD
2004; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Léon Morin, Prêtre: Léon Morin, Priest

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In Nazi-occupied France, a devoted priest is desired by all the women of his village, but finds himself most drawn to a religious skeptic who turns their relationship into a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire.
DVD
2011; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Dernier Métro: Last Metro

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Paris, 1942. Lucas Steiner is a Jew who feels compelled to leave the country in order to survive the German occupation during WWII. His wife Marion is an actress and a member of the Resistance who goes on to direct the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive by rehearsing a new play. She hires Bernard Granger for the leading role. The troupe believes that the show must go on no matter the circumstances. But Lucas never left the country, he is actually hiding in the basement.
BookDVD
2009; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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Charlotte Gray

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Its World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France.
DVD
2002; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Bataille du Rail: The Battle of the Rails

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During the occupation of France by Nazi Germany, French railway workers bravely battled the Nazis on many fronts, from transporting forbidden mail to committing acts of sabotage. They became an invaluable part of the French resistance.
BookDVD
2006; 1946
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Vieil Homme et L'enfant: The Two of Us

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A Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant.
DVD
2007; 1967
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'armée des Ombres: Army of Shadows

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A civil engineer who is one of the French Resistance's chiefs is given away by a traitor and interned in a camp.
DVD
2007; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
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Two Men Went to War

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This comedy drama is the true story of British Army dentists, Sgt. Peter King and Private Leslie Cuthbertson, a wet-behind-the-ears trainee, who, in 1942, stole a bag of grenades, two revolvers and a set of the best dental equipment that money could buy and went off to invade occupied France on their own, without permission!
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'Armée des Ombres: Army of Shadows

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"France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance's chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed. The film illustrates the French Resistants' everyday life: their solitude, their fears, their relationships, the arrests, and the forwarding and carrying out of orders."--IMDb.com.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Un Héros Très Discret: A Self Made Hero

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A young Frenchman flees to Paris at the end of World War II and invents a past as a hero of the resistance.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Carola

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Legendary filmmaker Jean Renoir's suspenseful and romantic tale of a beautiful French actress struggling to avoid the deadly politics and forbidden passions of Nazi-occupied France.
DVD
2002; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Supplements

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DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)