Justice Is Done

Justice Is Done (French: Justice est faite) is a 1950 French drama film directed by André Cayatte. It tackles the subject of euthanasia by depicting a court case in which a woman is tried for killing her terminally ill husband at his request. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Justice Is Done
French Poster
Directed byAndré Cayatte
Produced byRobert Dorfmann
Written byAndré Cayatte (screenplay)
Charles Spaak (dialogue & screenplay)
StarringValentine Tessier
Music byRaymond Legrand
CinematographyJean Bourgoin
Edited byChristian Gaudin
Distributed byCoronis (France)
Joseph Burstyn Inc. (US)
Release date
20 September 1950 (1950-09-20) (France)
March 2, 1953 (1953-03-02) (US)


Elsa Lundenstein is accused of having murdered her lover. The jury discusses the case vividly. All members are somehow prejudiced because of personal life experience and subsequently each member reads something different into the presented facts.



The film is unique in that it won both the Golden Bear and the Golden Lion.



  1. "1st Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
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