The Statement

The Statement Trailers

Original title The Statement
Category Thriller, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2003
Production Country
Directors Norman Jewison
Cast Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Ciarán Hinds, John Neville, Frank Finlay, Matt Craven, Noam Jenkins, William Hutt
Distributor

Synopsis

The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south which became known as Vichy France. In reality the Vichy government was a puppet regime controlled by the Germans. Part of the agreement was that the Vichy Government would assist with the 'cleansing' of Jews from France. The Vichy government formed a police force called the Milice, who worked with the Germans.