Between June 1940 and March 1943, the demarcation line, 1,200 kilometers long, split France in two. For almost three years, she commanded the daily 40 million French. To the north, the area occupied by Hitler’s soldiers, to the south, the area administered by the Vichy regime of Marshal Pétain. This film lifts the veil on this theater of the shameful mistakes of collaboration as well as that of the most courageous and noble acts. Archives and filming images of the places once crossed by the line are mixed with interviews with the last witnesses of this time. Sons and daughters of smugglers tell of how they helped their parents at the risk of their lives smuggle the line to escaped soldiers, downed airmen or entire fleeing families.


Original title
The line of demarcation, a France cut in two (1940-1943)
95 min