CALM AT SEA

LA MER À L'AUBE

By Volker SCHLÖNDORFF

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Drama - Completed 2012

This authentic story recounts the events which led up to the early death of the 17-year-old French resistant, Guy Môquet

Festivals
& Awards

Mar Del Plata IFF 2012
Competencia Internacional
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Volker SCHLÖNDORFF
    • Producer(s)
    • Bruno PETIT (Les canards sauvages)
    • Synopsis
    • Volker Schlöndorff comes back with a drama film dealing with the « Hostage Question” paying a moving tribute to the French citizens who were shot dead during the Occupation. The film questions Death as it comes as a form of an administrative act when human beings are at stake, like puppets dangling on the strings of an inexorable machine. While the hostages refuse to wear a blindfold and that the rifleman are looking them right in the eyes, we can’t help getting deeply caught by the dreadful reality of wartime.