Based on true stories related by director Jean-Devaivre and writer Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier's film tells of the experiences of the Parisian filmmaking community during the Nazi occupation. Aurenche (Denis Podalydès) does everything he can to avoid working for the German-controlled production company Continental Films, something he believes would constitute collaboration. But Devaivre (Jacques Gamblin) takes a very different approach; he accepts a job at Continental, believing it will provide perfect cover for his resistance activities. Meanwhile, the Nazis begin to close in on Devaivre's brother-in-law Jacques Dubois (Olivier Brun), suspecting him of involvement in the resistance.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN, SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: In 1942, in Paris, the assistant director and member of the French resistance Jean-Devaivre joins the German studio Continental Films to be infiltrated and get a safe conduct. Along the years, he spies while making French movies produced by the Germans. Meanwhiile, the wolf bourgeois screenwriter Jean Aurenche spends his shallow life with his three lovers - the artist Suzanne Raymond, the whore Olga and Suzanne's friend and costumes stylist - and trying to not collaborate with the Germans with his work. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, Ceasar Awards, ...Safe Conduct ( Laissez-passer ) ( Déjenlo pasar )