Mr. Batignole

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: January 17, 2003
DVD: April 22, 2003

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Cast: Jules Sitruk, Jean-Paul Rouve, Michèle Garcia, Violette Blanckaert, Daphné Baiwir

Synopsis

In occupied Paris in 1942, mean-spirited butcher Edmond Batignole causes the arrest of Doctor Max Bernstein, who was on the point of fleeing with his family. A little later, through his future son-in-law’s contacts, Edmond moves into Dr. Bernstein’s huge apartment, and he becomes the SS’s appointed caterer. But one day, when he answers the door, he comes face to face with Simon Bernstein, the doctor’s youngest son. Having escaped, the boy is searching for his family. Reluctantly, Edmond agrees to hide the boy. But soon, Simon is joined by two young cousins. Slowly sensitized to the tragic fate of the Jews, Edmond decides to save the three children by smuggling them to the Swiss border.

Director: Gérard Jugnot
Studio: Bac Films
Producer(s): Gérard Jugnot, Dominique Farrugia, Olivier Granier
Screenplay: Gérard Jugnot, Philippe Lopes-Curval
Official Site: www.bacfilms.com/site/batignole/intro.html

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