THE LAW (La loi)
In the autumn of 1974, the French parliament is preparing to discuss the law that will legalize abortion. The promoter of the law is Simone Veil, Minister of Health, of Jewish origin, and one of the first women ministers of the French government. In the four days of debate leading up to the vote, Veil will find everybody against her, even members of her own majority, and will have to endure all kinds of attacks, insults and personal offence. Not even her family will be spared, in an atmosphere made even heavier by the resurgence of anti-Semitism.
A thorny and not easily treated theme, Faure’s worthy direction and the splendid performance by Emmanuelle Devos make the film as exciting as a thriller.
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