Lacombe, Lucien (Criterion Collection) (1974)
Louis Malle's unsettling tale of 19-year-old Lucien Lacombe (Pierre Blaise), a young man living in a small French town who comes to join the ranks of the Gestapo in 1944. Are Lacombe's actions the result of truly conscious choices, or more the result of what philosopher Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil"? The powerful and provocative drama also stars Aurore Clement and Therese Giehse. 138 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Foreign Film