Jean-Christophe Buisson: “In war as in war”

CHRONICLE – Two good Anglo-Saxon psychological films on 39-45: The Collini Affair and Cunning.

War is ugly, but it inspires filmmakers. Probably because it’s ugly, by the way. As such, that of 39-45 offers a catalog of scenarios that seems inexhaustible. Next Wednesday alone, you can immerse yourself for four hours in this lake of blood, sweat and drama thanks to two good films.

The Collini Affair is taken from Ferdinand von Schirach’s bestseller. The story takes place in 2001, but the Second World War is present in it in the form of a ghost, whose chains tinkle with each shot. In the eyes of this Italian who was 10 years old in 1944 and who has just assassinated a big German boss without explaining his gesture. In the secrets brought to light by his lawyer, of Turkish origin, whose mission is all the more delicate as he considered the victim to be his surrogate father. In the course of the defender of the civil party, a pundit of criminal justice who finds himself defending the indefensible. Constructed like a thriller…

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