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L'ATALANTE

Jean VIGO

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 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 - Director

René CLÉMENT - Script / Dialogue

Colette AUDRY - Script / Dialogue

Casting

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

Charles BOYER

Film's poster © DR

Contacts

Production

INA – INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL - 4, avenue de l'Europe 94366 Bry-sur-Marne cedex 94360 BRY SUR MARNE FRANCE - T: 33 0620978328 - jabinader@ina.fr - institut.ina.fr/ institut.ina.fr


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