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Is Paris Burning?

Is Paris Burning?

Oct. 26, 1966France, USA175 Min.PG-13
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The title is Adolf Hitler’s question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall undamaged into the hands of the Allies, but von Choltitz disobeyed.The film follows historical events as U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, head of the Allied invasion, refuses to divert troops to liberate Paris. His hand is forced by the French military leader, Philippe Leclerc, and by a Resistance uprising in the city. Von Choltitz keeps details of the uprising from the German high command in an effort to save the city being destroyed in retaliation. The film follows his turmoil as a soldier and as the man who doesn’t wish to be seen by history as the cause of a beautiful city’s destruction.

Is Paris Burning?
Is Paris Burning?
Is Paris Burning?
Original title Paris brûle-t-il?
IMDb Rating 7.0 3,286 votes
TMDb Rating 7.158 votes

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Gert Fröbe isVon Choltitz
Von Choltitz
Orson Welles isKonsul Nordling
Konsul Nordling
Jean-Pierre Cassel isLt. Henri Karcher
Lt. Henri Karcher
Alain Delon isJacques Chaban-Delmas
Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Leslie Caron isFrançoise Labé
Françoise Labé
Jean-Paul Belmondo isYvon Morandat
Yvon Morandat
Marie Versini isClaire Morandat
Claire Morandat
Bruno Cremer isColonel Rol Tanguy
Colonel Rol Tanguy
Kirk Douglas isGeneral Patton
General Patton
Claude Rich isGeneral Leclerc
General Leclerc

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