Law, The (La Loi)

Law, The (La Loi)
Directed by French Director Christian Faure and released in 2014, The Law brilliantly traces three days, in late Fall 1974, of stormy debate in the French National Assembly, around a bill which would make “voluntary termination of pregnancy” legal. Behind this bill stands a lone woman brilliantly played by a remarkable Emmanuelle Devos (also in The Other Son): Simone Veil the Minister of Health in the Jacques Chirac government during the presidency of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. During these three days of violent debate Veil, a Jew and Holocaust survivor, is spared nothing: political negotiations, solitude, sparring arguments, insults and violence to her family. In spite of all of this, Veil never wavers.


Event Details

YEAR: 2014
Language: FRENCH
Run Time: 90 Minutes


DIRECTOR(S): Christian Faure
Producer(s): David Kodsi
SCREENWRITER(S): Samuel Doux, Fanny Burdino, Mazarine Pingeot
CAST: Emmanuelle Devos, Lionel Abelanski, Lorànt Deutsch, Laure Killing, Flore Bonaventura, Lannick Gautry




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