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LA BATAILLE DU RAIL (Battle of the Rails)

Movie Picture

Cannes Classics
Directed by :
René CLÉMENT 
Country:
FRANCE
Year:
1946
Duration:
122.00 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.
René CLÉMENT
René CLÉMENT

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Contacts and useful links

Production

COOPERATIVE GENERALE DU CINEMA FRANCAIS

Distribution

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

French press

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

International press

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUDIOVISUEL - Michele Gautard - mgautard@ina.fr

Foreign sales

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