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The Mendes France Trial • 2011 • France 2


— The Mendes France Trial


TV Movie 90′

May 1941, Pierre Mendès France is jailed and wrongfully accused of desertion. He is brought before a Vichy-controlled military tribunal and he struggles bravely against this political entrapment in order to make the truth known : he had gone to Morocco to fight against Nazism. He knowns he will be convicted no matter what, but he fights with dignity, eloquence, and faith. While planning an escape…

Cast : Bruno Solo, Jacques Spiesser, Didier Bénureau.
Directed by Laurent Heynemann.
Written by Alain Le Henry.

Produced by Effervescence for France 2 in 2011