Safe Conduct


2h 50m 2002

Brief Synopsis

In Occupied France during World War II, Jean Aurenche and Jean Devaivre are both employed in the film industry. Parisian Aurenche works as a screenwriter, when not juggling his various mistresses. Angry with the German occupation, he attempts to keep on with his work while resisting all overtures to

Film Details

Also Known As
Laissez-Passer, Let Pass
Release Date
2002
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; France 3 Cinéma; Les Films Alain Sarde; Little Bear; StudioCanal; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Distribution Company
Empire Pictures; 01 Distribuzione; Bac Films Distribution; Curzon Artificial Eye

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 50m

Synopsis

In Occupied France during World War II, Jean Aurenche and Jean Devaivre are both employed in the film industry. Parisian Aurenche works as a screenwriter, when not juggling his various mistresses. Angry with the German occupation, he attempts to keep on with his work while resisting all overtures to write for the Nazi Party. Family man Devaivre is an assistant director in one of the Boulogne studios. Forced to work for the German-run production company Continental, Devaivre finds his own methods of subtle defiance. Then one day he's given the chance to pass some important Nazi documents on to the Resistance. He takes the risk. While the two men barely know each other, both find ways to undermine the Germans while living under the occupation.

Film Details

Also Known As
Laissez-Passer, Let Pass
Release Date
2002
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; France 3 Cinéma; Les Films Alain Sarde; Little Bear; StudioCanal; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Distribution Company
Empire Pictures; 01 Distribuzione; Bac Films Distribution; Curzon Artificial Eye

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 50m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 11, 2002

Released in United States October 18, 2002

Released in United States on Video May 11, 2004

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States February 2002

Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 2002.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-17, 2002.

Released in United States Fall October 11, 2002

Released in United States October 18, 2002 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video May 11, 2004

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 2002.)

Released in United States February 2002 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-17, 2002.)