|Genre: Romance, Drama, Suspense, World War II, Love Triangle, Showbiz|
Tagline: A story of love and conflict.
Plot: François Truffaut, whose "Day for Night" explored the world of filmmaking, now turns to the stage in this story of a small theater company during the German occupation of France.
Marion Steiner, the theater's owner, is desperately trying to keep both the troupe and Lucas, her Jewish husband, alive. To do this, she's staging a new play, which must be successful if she is to maintain the theater. Not only is this an artistic imperative -- the building also serves as a refuge for Lucas, who's hiding from the Nazis.
But just as the actors begin their rehearsals, an anti-semitic journalist ensconces himself in the theater, creating an atmosphere of fear and insecurity. Will he discover Lucas's hideaway... or the truth about the political affiliations of the group's lead actor?
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