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"The film doesn't show France the way it was, but rather the way Pétain and the Vichy government wanted it to be seen".This sentence sets the tone of "L'Oeil de Vichy", making its message clear : the film offers a non-judgmental description of a period of french history that many people in France still find hard to digest. The filmmakers' overriding goal was to present irrefutable research and visual documentation. This "voyage" to the heart of the collaborationist government never wanders far from the regime's crimes - the film immortalizes scenes of daily life that provide demonstrable proof of Vichy's lies. The straightforward juxtaposition of newsreal images with true facts suffices to explain how France was governed from 1940 to 1944, and who bears the real guilt.