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LA BATAILLE DU RAIL

(Battle of the Rails)

Directed by : René CLÉMENT

Year of production : 1946 Country : FRANCE Length : 122 minutes

Synopsis

A chronicle of the struggle of French railway workers during the Occupation : from carrying mail to sabotage in all its forms, their participation was total. And when the troops landed in June 1944 the railwaymen gave invaluable assistance to the French resistance fighters. Filmed at the end of the war with a non-professional cast, this film is a classic of the post-war era and a tribute to all the nameless figures who contributed to the liberation of their country.

Credits

René CLÉMENT - Script / Dialogue

René CLÉMENT - Director

Colette AUDRY - Script / Dialogue

Henri ALEKAN - Cinematography

Jacques DESAGNEAUX - Film Editor

Yves BAUDRIER - Music

Constantin EVANGELOU - Sound

Casting

Charles BOYER - Narator

Jean CLARIEUX - Railroad worker

Jean DAURAND - Railroad worker

Lucien DESAGNEAUX - Athos

Tony LAURENT - Camargue

Photo du Film

Contacts

Production

COOPÉRATIVE GÉNÉRALE DU CINÉMA FRANÇAIS -

Distribution

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUDIOVISUEL - T: +33 (0)1 49 83 30 89 - cbarreyre@ina.fr

French press

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUDIOVISUEL - T: +33 (0)1 49 83 20 28 - MAUD FORLINI - mforlini@ina.fr

International press

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUDIOVISUEL - MICHÈLE GAUTARD - mgautard@ina.fr

International sales

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUDIOVISUEL - T: +33 (0)1 49 83 30 89 - mgautard@ina.fr

Cannes Classics Released on René CLÉMENT

LA BATAILLE DU RAIL

A chronicle of the struggle of French railway workers during the Occupation : from carrying mail to sabotage in all its forms, their participation was...
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