Justice Est Faite (1950)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film, Courtroom Drama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In Justice est Faite, French director Andre Cayatte and his favorite screenwriter Charles Spaak tackle the delicate issue of euthanasia. The story is related in flashback, from the vantage point of a murder trial. The central character is Marceline (Valentine Tessier), who kills her incurably ill lover at his request. Emphasis is placed not on the crime itself, but on the thought processes and legal strategies of the prosecution and defense. Justice est Faite won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Its chance for success in English-speaking countries was hampered somewhat by the film's overabundance of dialogue.

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assisted-suicide, defense [courtroom], defense-attorney, lawyer, murder-trial, prosecutor