Sous Les Yeux De L'Occident (1936)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Adapted from a story by Joseph Conrad, Sous les Yeux D'Occident (Under Western Eyes) is set in Russia during the Revolution. Haldin (Jean-Louis Barrault), an assassin for a terrorist organization, hides out in the home of his friend Razumov (Pierre Fresnay). Not wishing to be arrested himself, Razumov callously turns Haldin over to the authorities but is accused of complicity all the same. To save himself from the firing squad, Razumov agrees to act as a double agent for the Czar's secret police. Only after his sweetheart Natalie (Daniele Parola) is killed by the police does Razumov realize the damage he's caused by thinking only of himself.