Laissez-passer Reviews

  • Apr 10, 2020

    True story of the French film industry under the Nazi occupation. Long but never dull, with good dialogue and sharp characters. Also well cast and well paced. Kind of a gem. Four out of five.

    True story of the French film industry under the Nazi occupation. Long but never dull, with good dialogue and sharp characters. Also well cast and well paced. Kind of a gem. Four out of five.

  • Apr 04, 2012

    One of the most overlooked foreign films of 00's, a juicy epic set during the Nazi occupation of France from the point of view of movie studios and how they operated during the war. Gripping, one of Tavernier's best.

    One of the most overlooked foreign films of 00's, a juicy epic set during the Nazi occupation of France from the point of view of movie studios and how they operated during the war. Gripping, one of Tavernier's best.

  • Sep 15, 2011

    Another of Tavernier's intrinsically detailed & fascinating studies, this time about French film-making during WWII.

    Another of Tavernier's intrinsically detailed & fascinating studies, this time about French film-making during WWII.

  • Dec 15, 2009

    J'adore les films de Tavernier, je suis une "Tavernière" convaincue !!! Gamblin est mortel dans ce rôle !!!

    J'adore les films de Tavernier, je suis une "Tavernière" convaincue !!! Gamblin est mortel dans ce rôle !!!

  • Nov 14, 2007

    Superb! Never mind the subtitles Jacques Gamblin is gorgeous.

    Superb! Never mind the subtitles Jacques Gamblin is gorgeous.

  • Sep 19, 2007

    I liked this movie about French filmmakers during the WW2 occupation, trying to be true to their art while not getting in trouble with Nazi censors.

    I liked this movie about French filmmakers during the WW2 occupation, trying to be true to their art while not getting in trouble with Nazi censors.

  • Jun 28, 2007

    Tavernier and his actors reject simplification and create a beautiful collage portrait of humanity under pressure. Suspense and even action are there, but for me the main drama is found in the relationships between the characters.

    Tavernier and his actors reject simplification and create a beautiful collage portrait of humanity under pressure. Suspense and even action are there, but for me the main drama is found in the relationships between the characters.