Taut, triumphant French drama. Holocaust Survivor fights for abortion rights. Inspiring. True story.
1974, France. Veil, an Auschwitz survivor, who spent her life fighting for women’s rights, has three days to argue for a new abortion law to parliamentarians. Her male colleagues abandon her and she faces sexism and anti-Semitism without losing her cool. She ends up making history.
Award-winning Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Avant Chanel) delivers a spellbinding performance as the legendary politician and writer Veil. Christian Faure’s masterful direction employs a beautiful film-noir look, depicting the backroom wheeling and dealing of politics with all the tension and engagement of a thriller. Also stars Michaël Cohen (Shall We Dance?) as a young Jacques Chirac.
An inspirational 5-star movie.
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