The Sorrow and The Pity DVD Review


Good Morning Lovelies,

Known for being one of the greatest documentaries ever made, The Sorrow and The Pity, is a four-and-a-half hour look at the town Clermont-Ferrand during the 1940-44 whilst it was under German occupation.

I will admit now lovelies that I am afraid I didn’t make it the whole way through the documentary, as I did begin to get lost in parts, but I stuck it out for two and a bit hours. Looking into what caused France’s downfall and the rise of the Resistance, the film shows new footage from the way that has been crafted to make audiences learn something new straight away.

From the moment it begins director Marcel Ophuls’ has made the interviewees, who have all since died, appear as if they are still figures telling their stories. In fact, they always will be with this film now, as Ophuls’ has made sure he has placed them and their stories in a powerful way, with different people standing out for important reasons in history.

Myths get brown down in the documentary and facts come in to share with audiences, old and new, information they may never have heard of before about the war. There is a strong sense throughout that there is a humanity to the war and the people that were there. Something that makes this a stand out film, which I will definitely watch all of soon.

There so I am giving it...

4 Stars

Blog Soon, 
Joey X

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