French film "Lacombe, Lucien" to be screened at UAlbany on March 24, 2017

Directed by Louis Malle

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Still from French film "Lacombe, Lucien" (1974, directed by Louis Malle)

ALBANY, NY (03/01/2017) (readMedia)-- LACOMBE, LUCIEN (France, 1974, 138 minutes, color, in French with English subtitles, directed by Louis Malle) will be shown on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.

A young man in Nazi-occupied France, whose father is a prisoner of war in Germany, attempts to join the French Resistance. Turned downed because of his age he becomes a member of the French arm of the German Gestopo. His life becomes more complicated when he falls in love with the daughter of a Jewish tailor.

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