Justice Est Faite' DVD, Andre Cayatte (1954), New & Sealed
aka 'Let Justice Be Done' (UK)
André Cayatte ,who was trained as a lawyer began his career with Balzac, Zola or Maupassant adaptations. However, even in those works ,he already displayed his concerns: social justice in 'Au Bonheur des Dames', and 'les Amants de Verone' his towering achievement featured some kind of trial.
But 'Justice Est Faite' marked the birth of the director / lawyer who would continue his fight through the fifties, sixties and seventies, with few exceptions. Truffaut often laughed at him but who was he to criticize him? Cayatte's films have a bad and -for the best of them-totally unfair reputation.
'Justice est faite' is part of Cayatte's best. The subject was very risqué for 1950 (still is today in 2006): euthanasia. A woman killed her lover : was it to put an end to her lover's sufferings? But there was another man... and a lot of dough at the end of it.Cayatte will not conclude,his ending remaining completely open.
Even more interesting than the trial itself is the way Cayatte shows how the jurors are summoned (the farmer's lines are revealing:'they want us to be soldiers...and now they want us to judge our fellow men').
Director: André Cayatte
Writing credits: André Cayatte (screenplay) / Charles Spaak (dialogue)
Michel Auclair .... Serge Cremer
Antoine Balpêtré .... Le président du tribunal (as Balpétré)
Raymond Bussières .... Félix Noblet, le 5ème juré
Jacques Castelot .... Gilbert de Montesson, le 1er juré
Jean Debucourt .... Michel Caudron, le 7ème juré (as Jean Debucourt Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Jean-Pierre Grenier .... Jean-Luc Flavier, le 3ème juré (as J.P. Grenier)
Claude Nollier .... Elsa Lundenstein (as Claude Nollier de la Comédie Française)
Marcel Pérès .... Évariste Malingré, le 2ème juré (as Marcel Perès)
Noël Roquevert .... Théodore Andrieux, le 6ème juré
Valentine Tessier .... Marceline Micoulin, le 4ème juré
Jean d'Yd .... Le père supérieur
Agnès Delahaie .... Nicole Vaudrémont
Cécile Didier .... Mademoiselle Popélier, l'hôtelière
Juliette Faber .... Danièle Andrieux
Anouk Ferjac .... Denise
Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format
Video: 4:3 Fullscreen
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese / Simplify Chinese / None (Removable)
Colour: Black & White