BBC4's short Resistance and Collaboration season opens with director Marcel Ophiils 's controversial 1969 documentary about the true nature of French resistance to the Nazi occupation. 1/2. The Collapse. Interviewees include Pierre Mendes France, the jailed anti-Vichy activist who later became French prime minister. In French, German and English with subtitles. Continues at 9.30pm. A profile of Ophuls follows.
Pierre Blaise stars in Louis Malle 's powerful 1974 drama about occupied France. A young peasant joins the Gestapo after being rejected by the Resistance. In French with English subtitles.
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*** Catherine Deneuve stars in FranÃ§ois Truffaut's wartime drama. Occupied Paris, 1942: Bernard Granger, a young actor, joins the theatre run by aloof Marion in the absence of her Jewish husband. In French with English subtitles.
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