Les Enfants Terribles director Jean-Pierre Melville made an impressive directing debut with this wartime drama set during the Nazi occupation of France. Based on a popular underground novel written at the time, the story follows a German officer as he is assigned to monitor a man and his niece─who rebel against his presence in their home by way of their refusal to speak. Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, and Jean-Marie Robain star. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; bonus short "24 Hours in the Life of a Clown" (1946); interviews. In French with English subtitles.