Lacombe Lucien

Synopsis: A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe, whose father is a prisoner in Germany and whose mother dates her employer, works for the German police. He then meets France Horn, the daughter of a rich jewish tailor.
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Director(s): Louis Malle
Production: Criterion Collection
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
138 min

- Any news from Paris?

- The phone's not working.

Kid, come here! Come here!

Go on!

- Can you vouch for him?

- He's one of us.

Are you sure I can trust him?

Very well.

- Will he get 596?

- Yes.

Henry, are you going to tell me?

Did you know that curiosity

is a very nasty fault?

- Who's this?

- I found him in the garden.

- He was spying.

- That's not true.

I haven't done anything wrong.

I was returning to the rest home.

Don't you know it's forbidden

to be out after 10pm?

Why are you looking at me

like that?

Aren't you Henry Aubert,

the cycling champion?

- Have you seen me race?

- In the Tour of Toulouse, in '38.

I was with my father.

I saw you then.

So, you've recognized me.

- Are you from around here?

- No, I'm from Souillac.

I know someone in Souillac.

The pharmacist.

What's her name?

- Mrs. Cabessut.

- Right! That's her!

Brown-haired, tall,

with a pair of tits as big as this!

A fine looking woman!

Will you have a drink?

Marie, two shots of bitters!

So, you're from Souillac.

- Have you been there?

- Yes, it's a nice place.


- There are partisans in that area.

- I know.

You don't see much of them.

So, is that pharmacist still

on the ball?

Come on! Have another drop.

What's the school teacher's name?

Peyssac. Robert Peyssac.

They say he's a Mason.

- What does "Mason" mean?

- Is he the leader? Are you sure?

- Of course it's him,

- but he goes under another name.

- What?

Wait... Voltaire.

They call him "Commander Voltaire".

Hey, it's time to wake up!

Come on, get up.

They'll be opening the office soon.

- My head aches!

- Poor boy...

You drank too much last night.

Do you want an Asprin?

- Good morning, young man.

- Good morning, madam.

- Miss.

- Excuse me, Miss Chauvelot,

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Louis Malle

Louis Marie Malle (French: [mal]; 30 October 1932 – 23 November 1995) was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. His film Le Monde du silence won the Palme d'Or in 1956 and the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1957, although he was not credited at the ceremony with the award instead being presented to the film's co-director Jacques Cousteau. Later in his career he was nominated multiple times for Academy Awards. Malle is also one of the few directors to have won the Golden Lion multiple times. Malle worked in both French cinema and Hollywood, and he produced both French and English language films. His most famous films include the crime film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958), the World War II drama Lacombe, Lucien (1974), the romantic crime film Atlantic City (1980), the comedy-drama My Dinner with Andre (1981), and the autobiographical film Au revoir les enfants (1987). more…

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