A French village

A French village

1942, Season 3 = Un village français

DVD - 2016 | French
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This French drama chronicles the impact of World War II German occupation on a small village in central France.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2016]
Branch Call Number: FRENCH DVD FRENCH Season 3
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (587 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
anamorphic widescreen (16:9)
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Language Note: In French with English subtitles


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Jun 21, 2018

Assuming you have watched Season 1 and 2, be sure you watch this season. It is at least as good as 1 and 2. Beginning Season 4 immediately. Great acting by all characters.

Jan 09, 2017

The series gets darker with each year of the war. Recommend watching the interviews in the "Extras" to hear first-person accounts of real life.

Oct 14, 2016

This a great series. Start with Season 1, and you will be in love with several characters by Season 3, maybe even with a bad guy or gal or two. The story always leaves you craving more.
The acting is phenomenal. Presenting a fresh and exciting look at WWII seems impossible. But A French Village delivers a powerful punch. Elegantly filmed in a beautiful setting. I love this show!

Oct 05, 2016

This is not meant to be a documentary of occupied France. In places it was a little like a soap opera, but I enjoyed keeping track of who was sleeping with whom. Each episode ended with a cliffhanger to be resolved. I study a lot of WWII history. This a very entertaining, intricate story that illustrates a bitter period of time for France without simply being a series of facts. It focuses on a number of characters both French citizens / resistance, German soldiers, Nazi SS / SD, and French collaborators. There are 5 sets of 12 episodes, one for each year of the German occupation of France, 1940-1944. The series is in French with subtitles. I became very engrossed in several characters, both good and evil, and really wanted to know their fates. Not really a spoiler, but one of my favorite characters is killed. Several other individuals sort of disappear into an unknown future and several strong story lines were simply dropped. ****** SPOILER ALERT *** I did not like that the French resistance forces were portrayed as worse than the Germans in many cases in the last episodes. There were, I am certain, abuses by the resistance toward Germans and collaborators after liberation, but to have abusive Frenchmen be the "stars" of the last episodes was very disappointing to me. I still recommend the series even though I enjoyed only 56 of the 60 episodes. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Aug 22, 2016

All seasons of this series have been consistently good. Very entertaining.


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