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Le passage du Rhin (The Crossing of the Rhine)

Venice Classics

Director:
André Cayatte
Production:
Teledis
Running Time:
125’
Language:
French
Country:
France, Germany
Year:
1960
Main Cast:
Charles Aznavour, Nicole Courcel, Georges Rivière
Screenplay:
Maurice Aubergé, André Cayatte, Armand Jammot, Pascal Jardin
Cinematographer:
Roger Fellous
Editor:
Borys Lewin, Alix Paturel
Production Designer:
Robert Clavel
Music:
Louiguy
Restoration:
Gaumont

Synopsis

Two Frenchmen who are imprisoned by the Germans in 1940 become friends. One man is a reporter, the other a baker. The reporter is an enterprising young man. He escapes, crosses the Rhine, joins the resistance, and becomes the manager of a big newspaper. The unassuming baker is unable to escape and seems to be a victim of circumstances. But the hour of reckoning comes at the end of the war, and the freer man of the two is less than obvious.

Director’s Statement

It is a depiction of a long series of events, a canvas extending for the entire duration of the Second World War and beyond. We see numerous characters engaged, each in his or her own way, in the same quest for freedom. [...] They will learn that the only true freedom is the inner one.
[From the film pressbook.]

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION: GAUMONT
30 avenue Charles de Gaulle
92200 – Neuilly sur Seine, France
Tel. 0146432000
sophie.bollotte@gaumont.com

PRODUCTION WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE: TELEDIS

WORLD SALES: Sophie Bollotte - GAUMONT
30 avenue Charles de Gaulle
92200 – Neuilly sur Seine, France
Tel. 0146432000
sophie.bollotte@gaumont.com

PRESS OFFICE: Sophie Bollotte - GAUMONT
30 avenue Charles de Gaulle
92200 – Neuilly sur Seine, France
Tel. 0146432000
sophie.bollotte@gaumont.com


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