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Monsieur Batignole is a french film of genre Drama directed by Gérard Jugnot released in USA on 30 october 2002 with Gérard Jugnot

Monsieur Batignole (2002)

Monsieur Batignole
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Monsier Batignole is a French boxoffice hit film released in 2002 .The film was directed by Gérard Jugnot and featured Gérard Jugnot, Jules Sitruk, Jean-Paul Rouve, Götz Burger, Michèle Garcia and Alexia Portal in the lead role. The film showed how a French grocer Gérard Jugnot helped a young Jewish boy reach Switzerland safely. The film showed that on one side there were people who wanted to enjoy and own whatever property belonging to the Jews was confiscated by the German Army and on the other was Edmond Batignole who had the feeling of humanity in himself and wanted to help the homeless Jewish boy.

Synopsis

In 1942, in Paris, which is seized by Germany, a grocer Edmond Batignole (Gérard Jugnot) is living with his family in his grocery building. He has a daughter who is soon to be married. His future son-in-law, Pierre-Jean (Jean-Paul Rouve) and his wife wanted the apartment owned by a Jewish family. When the properties of all the Jews was confiscated the Batignole family got the apartment. The Jewish family was sent to transportation to Germany. After the Batignoles had occupied the apartment the Batignoles organise a party for the SS officials and during that party young Simon Bernstein (Jules Sitruk) of the Jewish family who had escaped from the Germans, returns to his home. Edmond Batignole feels sorry for the boy and hides him in the apartment from his family before anyone else could see him. Soon Simon's cousins meet him in the cellar of the grocery and the grocer plans to smuggle the children over the border to Switzerland.

Actors

Gérard Jugnot

(Edmond Batignole)
Jules Sitruk

(Simon Bernstein)
Michèle Garcia

(Marguerite Batignole)
Jean-Paul Rouve

(Pierre-Jean Lamour)
Alexia Portal

(Micheline Batignole)
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