The Law

Drama
| 90
French
| English (United States) German

Fall 1974, French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing put his Health Minister, Simone Veil, in charge of a daunting task: to implement the abortion law. Directed by French Director Christian Faure and released in 2014, THE LAW brilliantly traces three days of stormy debate in the French National Assembly, around a bill which would make "voluntary termination of pregnancy" legal. Behind this bill stands a lone woman brilliantly played by a remarkable Emmanuelle Devos (also in The Other Son): Simone Veil the Minister of Health in the Jacques Chirac government during the presidency of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. During these three days of violent debate Veil, a Jew and Holocaust survivor, is spared nothing.