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The Sorrow and the Pity/Le chagrin et la pitie by Marcel Ophuls (1969)
Author: leva2009

The Sorrow and the Pity/Le chagrin et la pitie by Marcel Ophuls (1969)
DVDRip | AVI | ~249 min | XviD 720x480 ~1006 kbps avg | audio: French, English | MP3 2 ch ~160 Kbps | Sub: Romanian | 1.97 GB
Documentary, History, War

From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophuls's brilliant two part documentary combines interviews from 1969 with archival footage to explore memories of the Nazi occupation. Just how large and effective was the fabled resistance movement? Is cooperation the same thing as collaboration? And how did one's up-close-and-personal experiences with the occupation troops impact one's postwar life? These questions are probingly posed (but not all are answered) by Ophuls, who also acts as offscreen interviewer.
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Marcel Ophuls, "Mémoires d'un fils à papa"
Author: TimMa
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LOLA MONTÈS (1955, Max Ophuls, 1080p) + Extras
Author: cinefile

LOLA MONTÈS - 1955 - Including Extras - 1080p - (The Criterion Collection - #503)
A Film by Max Ophuls
BD-Rip of the restored version | 2.55:1 | French Version | Optional english subtitles (Main movie) | 115 min.
1080p (Main movie) | 1080p/720p (Extras) | 11.2GB | 200MB RARs | RS

Lola Montès is a visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophuls charts the course of Montès’s scandalous past through the invocations of the bombastic ringmaster (Peter Ustinov) of the American circus where she has ended up performing. Ophuls’s final film, Lola Montès is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle. Details
Hotel Terminus (1988) [Repost]
Author: Tutorial

Hotel Terminus (1988)
DVDRip | 648 x 472 | .MKV/AVC @ 2500 Kbps | 4h 26mn | 5.02 GB
Audio: French, German AAC 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, History

Having been denied an Oscar for The Sorrow and the Pity, Marcel Ophuls finally received his due reward for this damning study of the unholy alliance of political expediency and anti-Semitic corruption that allowed former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (the so-called "Butcher of Lyons") to spend over 30 contented years in Bolivia, in spite of the enormity of his crimes against humanity. In the course of interviews with victims, enemies, collaborators and others, it becomes clear that Barbie had many willing accomplices - and only some wore Nazi uniforms. Details
Stuyvesant Films - The Memory of Justice (1976)
Author: notbanned

Stuyvesant Films - The Memory of Justice (1976)
WEBRip | 992x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2157 Kbps | ~4h 40mins | 4.48 GiB
Audio: English AAC 189 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The Memory of Justice focuses on the question of guilt surrounding war crimes in modern history. This weighty film takes as its starting point the Nuremberg trials in 1945 and 1946, in which central figures from the Third Reich stood trial. What is the relationship between collective guilt and individual guilt? Does such a thing as universally applicable morality exist? Is it acceptable for states to impose their will and laws on other countries? These are just some of the questions put forward by director Marcel Ophuls. Details
Terror's Advocate (2007)
Author: notbanned

Terror's Advocate (2007)
DVDRip | 712x544 | .MKV/AVC @ 2500 Kbps | ~2h 36mn | Audio: French, German AAC 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 2.95 GiB
Genre: Documentary | Biography | History

Lawyer Jacques Vergès has spent his life defending the indefensible. The son of a French father and a Vietnamese mother, he forged his reputation pleading for the darling of the Algerian liberation movement, Djamila Bouhired (whom he would eventually marry). However, he is now best known as counsel for such 20th-century monsters as Klaus Barbie - the Nazi known as the "Butcher of Lyon" - and notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal. Yet, as director Barbet Schroeder reveals in this compelling documentary, Vergès isn't simply a maverick with an addiction to contentious cases. He accepts briefs that he believes will help him unveil hypocrisy at the heart of French society. Schroeder fails to press Vergès on his views on Israel and his relationship with Cambodia's murderous dictator Pol Pot, but few film-makers have exposed global political reality quite so persuasively. (Radio Times Review). In many respects a companion piece to Marcel Ophuls 'Hotel Terminus - the Life and Times of Klaus Barbie', Schroeder's film does not actually dwell over much on the Barbie trial for reasons he explains in the interview in Part 2. Main film has French, German and English soundtrack with merged English subtitles. Interview segment is in English, without subtitles.
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Hotel Terminus (1988)
Author: notbanned

Hotel Terminus (1988)
DVDRip | 648x472 | .MKV/AVC @ 2500 Kbps | ~4h 9min | Audio: French, German AAC 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 5.02 GiB
Genre: Documentary | Biography

Having been denied an Oscar for The Sorrow and the Pity, Marcel Ophuls finally received his due reward for this damning study of the unholy alliance of political expediency and anti-Semitic corruption that allowed former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (the so-called "Butcher of Lyons") to spend over 30 contented years in Bolivia, in spite of the enormity of his crimes against humanity. In the course of interviews with victims, enemies, collaborators and others, it becomes clear that Barbie had many willing accomplices - and only some wore Nazi uniforms. An epic historical documentary, perhaps, but also a moral indictment of timeless resonance (Radio Times review). French and German soundtrack with fixed English subtitles for non-English dialogue only.
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November Days (1991)
Author: Someonelse

November Days (1991)
TVRip | AVI | 640 x 480 | XviD @ 1780 Kbps | mp3 @ 128 Kbps | 02:12:00 | 1,70 Gb
Lang: German-English-French | Subs: English (when needed)
Genre: Documentary, Biography | Germany, UK

Toward the end of "November Days," Marcel Ophuls's fine, wide-ranging documentary about the reunification of Germany, there is an uncharacteristic moment when the person being interviewed turns on his interviewer, Mr. Ophuls, and seems to stop him cold.
Until that moment, the film maker has received almost fawning respect from his subjects, especially from those former Communist Party officials who governed the German Democratic Republic and presided over its collapse. Not from Kurt Masur, though. Details
The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
Author: Someonelse

The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
A Film by Marcel Ophüls
DVD5 + DVD9 | ISO+MDS | PAL 16:9 (720x576) | 248 mins | 4,05 Gb + 5,45 Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, History, War | France

Hailed as one of the most moving and influential films of our time, this Oscar nominated documentary by director Marcel Ophüls has continued to garner international acclaim since its release in 1969.
An epic account of the occupation of small French industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War 2, Ophüls combines interviews along with archive footage to explore the reality of occupation. Speaking to Resistance fighters, collaborators, spies, farmers, government officials, writers, artists and veterans, it is perhaps the most gripping and inspiring portrait of how ordinary people actually conducted themselves under extraordinary circumstances. Details
Lola Montes (1955) [The Criterion Collection #503]
Author: Someonelse

Lola Montès (1955)
A Film by Max Ophüls
DVD9 + DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Artwork | 01:55:26 | 6,65 Gb + 4,04 Gb
Audio: French-German-English (few words) AC3 3.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #503

Lola Montès is a visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophuls charts the course of Montès’s scandalous past through the invocations of the bombastic ringmaster (Peter Ustinov) of the American circus where she has ended up performing. Ophuls’s final film, Lola Montès is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle. Details
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