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The eye of Vichy: L'Oeil de Vichy [electronic resource] / écrit par Jean-Pierre Azema et Robert O. Paxton ; une co-production FIT Production, Institut national de l'audiovisuel, TF1 Films Production ; un film de Claude Chabrol.

Azéma, Jean-Pierre. (Added Author). Paxton, Robert O. (Added Author). Chabrol, Claude, 1930-2010 (Added Author). Cox, Brian, 1946- (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 110 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2003.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Claude Chabrol.
Participant or Performer Note: Brian Cox.
Summary, etc.: The Eye of Vichy is a brilliantly chosen compilation of long forgotten film footage and newsreels produced by the Nazis and French collaborators during World War Two. From the small town of Vichy in central France, Field Marshall Petain's puppet government worked with their Nazi overlords in creating pro-Nazi propaganda. Seeking to turn the tide of public emotion against both the Allied Forces and the Jews, they skillfully produced a strange alternative history of the war years that is shocking and grimly fascinating. French New Wave founder Claude Chabrol creates a masterful look at Nazis and media manipulation that is as engrossing as any of his thrillers.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Propaganda.
Propaganda, French.
Propaganda, German.
Nazi propaganda.
World War, 1939-1945 > France.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945.
Motion pictures in propaganda > France.
Motion pictures in propaganda > Germany.
Vichy (France) > Politics and government.
Documentary films.
Historical films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, French.
Motion pictures, German.

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