THE WIDOW COUDERC (Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1971)

From Simenon, Pierre Granier-Deferreā€™s La veuve Couderc is an engrossing, finely realistic, naturalistic drama set in rural France in 1934. Commenting on the rise of fascism in France, the film isolates the strain in the French personality that would lead some to collaborate with Germans during the Occupation up ahead; it culminates in a massive […]