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BATTLE OF THE RAILS
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LA BATAILLE DU RAIL

(BATTLE OF THE RAILS)

Directed by : René CLÉMENT

Year of production : 1946 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

Jacques DESAGNEAUX - Film Editor

Constantin EVANGELOU - Sound

René CLÉMENT - Director

René CLÉMENT - Script / Dialogue

Henri ALEKAN - Cinematography

Colette AUDRY - Script / Dialogue

Yves BAUDRIER - Music

Casting

Charles BOYER

Jean CLARIEUX - Railroad worker

Tony LAURENT - Camargue

Jean DAURAND - Railroad worker

Lucien DESAGNEAUX - Athos

Film's poster © DR

Contacts

Production

COOPÉRATIVE GÉNÉRALE DU CINÉMA FRANÇAIS


Distribution

INA – INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL - T: 33 0620978328 - institut.ina.fr/ institut.ina.fr
- cbarreyre@ina.fr


French press

INA – INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL - T: 33 0620978328 - institut.ina.fr/ institut.ina.fr
MAUD FORLINI - mforlini@ina.fr


International press

INA – INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL - T: 33 0620978328 - institut.ina.fr/ institut.ina.fr
MICHELE GAUTARD - mgautard@ina.fr


International sales

INA – INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL - T: 33 0620978328 - institut.ina.fr/ institut.ina.fr
- mgautard@ina.fr


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