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I'm looking for a French film. The film is set in late 70s or 80s. The film starts with a traffic accident involving a military vehicle transporting chemical weapons, toxins.

The plot involved accidental military chemicals, poison spillage (almost certainly agent orange). Military was forced to cover up the accident via burning down small town. There are quite memorable shots of military in protective suits systematically burning down small town. The plot obviously involved investigation by skeptical journalists and uncovering military's involvement and cover up.

Uncovering the military's involvement includes tense conversations between investigative journalists and military/scientific informer, with the latter revealing classified military programmes involving almost certainly Agent Orange. I am sure of the fact that the Vietnam War and Agent Orange were mentioned. This scene reminds me of Jacob's ladder (1990) that involved similar revelatory scene also using ex military informant.

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    Hi. Do you remember what time period the plot took place in? Was it during a war? And do you remember any actors or specific characters? – Walt Sep 22 '16 at 9:35
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    Sounds like Zone rouge (1986) – pori Sep 22 '16 at 20:58
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    @user41430 If you know what movie this is please add and answer, do not edit the original post. – mattiav27 Sep 23 '16 at 7:04
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    @pori Add it as an answer. – A J Sep 23 '16 at 7:13
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    @pori It's even confirm now, so better to be added as an answer. – Ankit Sharma Sep 23 '16 at 7:30
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Zone rouge (1986)

From: allmovie

Claire Rousset (Sabine Azema) heads to a small town to come to the aid of her ailing ex-husband, who has been poisoned by the town's drinking water. As Claire arrives, she sees a band of arsonists burn the city down, lock, stock, and water barrel. The iron-clad official statement is that the incinerated town had an unfortunate gas explosion. This blatant lie propels Claire to find out who torched the town, and why no one in government is listening to her. Meanwhile, Jeff Montellier (Richard Anconina), an employee of a company that transports lethal chemicals, finds out that a dangerous accident in the destroyed town poisoned its water supply. Eventually, Jeff and Claire cross paths in their investigations and discover that they are up against some very powerful enemies.

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