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1918. A few days before the Armistice, Édouard Péricourt, a gifted artist, saves Albert Maillard’s life. These two men have nothing in common but the war and a shared hatred for Lieutenant Pradelle. Albert and Édouard mount a monumental scam to get their revenge.
Jean Gabin was a key figure in French cinema. Gabin brought credibility to his roles, along with an uneasiness that characterized his life. He is considered the quintessential Frenchman, and this film makes it clear why.
Three grown children gather at the house of their dying father on a small and beautiful creek near Marseille. Here, in the house where they grew up, in the pastoral landscape of southern France, secrets from the past will be revealed and relationships will be tested.
With the rise of ISIS and the central role played by the Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight against them, the question of Kurdish independence has taken on greater urgency. Kurdish author Kae Bahar travels to his homeland, finding a complex mix of Kurdish nationalism and internal division.