Artist: Claude Autant-Lara|
Confronting Bodies: Official censors
Date of Action: 1947
Specific Location: France
Description of Artwork: The film is an adaptation of Raymond Radiguet's novel. An affair between an adolescent and the young wife of a soldier fighting on the front. This carefree adultry was considered extremely shoking at the time. A quarter of a century later, Radiguet's novel was still perceived as scandulous.
Description of Incident: France was slowly overcoming a murderous war, its veterans were revered, the adultry of a soldier's wife was intolerable.
Results of Incident: The director was forced to cut 20 minutes out of the total length of the 2 hour film.
Source: Jacques Duquesne, Libre parcours
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