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Country : France

BATTLE OF THE RAILS
Cannes Classics - Restored Prints

LA BATAILLE DU RAIL

(BATTLE OF THE RAILS)

Directed by : René CLÉMENT

Year of production : 1946 Country : FRANCE Length : 85 minutes

Synopsis

During WWII, railway workers were active in the shadow to fight the Nazi Occupation at the risk of their lives: intelligence, clandestine transport, sabotage. In June 1944, after the D Day, the struggle carried out by the Résistance-Fer network is intensifying. Athos, the head of a marshalling yard, and his deputy Camargue, are going to do all they can with the help of numerous railwaymen to slow down the advance of German reinforcements towards Normandy. A great classic of post-war cinema that recalls authentic scenes from the Résistance, the Battle of the Rail is a tribute to all the anonymous who took part in the liberation of the country.

Credits

René CLÉMENT - Script / Dialogue

René CLÉMENT - Director

Colette AUDRY - Script / Dialogue

Casting

Charles BOYER - Narrateur

Jean CLARIEUX - Lampin

Lucien DESAGNEAUX - Athos

Tony LAURENT - Camargue

Robert LERAY - Chef de gare

Léon PAULEON - Chef de la gare de Saint André

Michel SALINA - l'Allemand

Jean DAURAND - Cheminot

François JOUX - Cheminot

Pierre LATOUR - Cheminot

André MILLER - Cheminot allemand

Pierre LOZACH - Cheminot

Pierre MINDAIST - Cheminot

Fernand RAUZENA - Cheminot

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Contacts

Production

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUDIOVISUEL - 4 4, Avenue de l'Europe 94366 Bry sur Marne cedex 94360 Bry sur Marne FRANCE - T: +33 (0)1 49 83 30 89 - F: +33 (0)1 49 83 31 82

COOPÉRATIVE GÉNÉRALE DU CINÉMA FRANÇAIS

Cannes Classics Released on René CLÉMENT

LA BATAILLE DU RAIL

During WWII, railway workers were active in the shadow to fight the Nazi Occupation at the risk of their lives: intelligence, clandestine transport, s...
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