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Is Paris Burning?

The title is Adolf Hitler’s query to his chief of workers Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the army governor of Paris, Common Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris quite than let it fall undamaged into the arms of the Allies, however von Choltitz disobeyed.The movie follows historic occasions as U.S. Common Dwight D. Eisenhower, head of the Allied invasion, refuses to divert troops to liberate Paris. His hand is pressured by the French army chief, Philippe Leclerc, and by a Resistance rebellion within the metropolis. Von Choltitz retains particulars of the rebellion from the German excessive command in an effort to avoid wasting town being destroyed in retaliation. The movie follows his turmoil as a soldier and because the man who does not want to be seen by historical past as the reason for a stupendous metropolis’s destruction.

Duration: 173 min


IMDb: 6.9