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Le vieux fusil

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Director  Robert Enrico
Music director  Francois de Roubaix
Language  French
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Thriller, War
Country  France
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Writer  Pascal Jardin, Claude Veillot
Release date  22 August 1975 (1975-08-22)
Screenplay  Robert Enrico, Pascal Jardin
Cast  Philippe Noiret (Julien Dandieu), Romy Schneider (Clara Dandieu), Jean Bouise (Francois), Joachim Hansen (SS Offizier), Robert Hoffmann (Le lieutenant), Karl Michael Vogler (Dr. Müller)
Similar movies  Taken 3, John Wick, Baise-moi, Carrie, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: Impossible III

A French doctor (Philippe Noiret) snipes Nazis with an old hunting piece for attacking his wife (Romy Schneider) and daughter.


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Le vieux fusil (English title: The Old Gun aka Vengeance One by One) is a 1975 French film directed by Robert Enrico, and starring Philippe Noiret, Romy Schneider and Jean Bouise. It won the 1976 Cesar Award for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Music, and was nominated for best director, supporting actor, writing, cinematography, editing and sound. The film is based on the Massacre of Oradour-sur-Glane in 1944.

Le vieux fusil movie scenes

In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One week later, Julien decided to meet then for the week end, but the Germans are already occupying the village.


In Montauban in 1944, during the German retreat from France, Julien Dandieu is an ageing, embittered surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, Dandieu asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter to the remote village where he owns a chateau. One week later, Dandieu sets off to meet them for the weekend, but the Germans have now occupied the village. He finds that all the villagers have been herded into the church and shot. In the chateau, he finds his daughter shot and his wife immolated by a flame-thrower.

Dandieu decides to kill as many Germans as possible to avenge his family. He takes an old shotgun he used as a child while hunting with his father and starts to kill them one by one. They begin to think they are surrounded by many partisans and do not realise that he is, in fact, the only one, taking advantage of his knowledge of the secret passages within the chateau. He beats one of the SS men to death, shoots some of them and lets two of them drown in the well, where he closes the grid, preventing them from escaping.

With no more cartridges for the shotgun, he finds the flame-thrower which killed his beloved wife and uses it to kill the SS officer as he is about to commit suicide standing in front of the two-way mirror. The film ends with the liberation of the place by the French Resistance.

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  • Philippe Noiret as Julien Dandieu
  • Romy Schneider as Clara Dandieu
  • Jean Bouise as Francois
  • Joachim Hansen as SS officer
  • Robert Hoffmann as Lieutenant
  • Karl Michael Vogler as Doctor Muller
  • Madeleine Ozeray as Juliens Mother
  • References

    Le vieux fusil Wikipedia
    Le vieux fusil IMDb Le vieux fusil