The Law

The Law (2014)

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.

  • Christian Faure
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
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  • Release Date: 2014-11-26
  • Language: Français
  • Country: FR
  • Runtime: 87

Alain Stern

Michel Poniatowski

Emmanuelle Devos

Simone Veil

Éric Naggar

Michel Debré

Lionel Abelanski

Antoine Veil

Lannick Gautry

Rémy Bourdon

Anne Girouard

Myriam, la documentaliste

Aurélia Petit

Marceline Loridan-Ivens

Michel Jonasz

Gaston Defferre

Bernard Ménez

Eugène Claudius-Petit

Lorànt Deutsch

Dominique Levert

Flore Bonaventura

Diane Riestrof

Michaël Cohen

Jacques Chirac

Émilie Caen

Marie-France Garaud
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