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The Judge and the Assassin

Crime, Drama, History 2h 8m 1976

French drama set in the late 19th century and based on the life of mass murderer Joseph Vacher often known as “The French Ripper”. Once captured, a duplicitous judge seeks fame by attempting to have him sent to the guillotine, despite his severe mental illness being the cause for his behaviour.

“Director Bertrand Tavernier again demonstrates a commitment to describing social and moral complexities with nuance, inviting questions about rehabilitation and punishment through a deft ideological showdown.” ~ AroVideo.

Language

French

Subtitles

English

Country

France

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