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The Troubles We've Seen, A History of Journalism in Wartime - Second Journey

The Troubles We've Seen, A History of Journalism in Wartime - Second Journey

A Feature film by Marcel Ophüls

Produced by Little Bear

Release in France : 23/11/1994

    Synopsis

    We follow Marcel Ophuls' two journeys to Sarajevo in 1993. He is starting a documentary about war correspondants. But this also becomes a reflexion about truth and life. The form consists in many interviews of mostly French and American journalists and reporters of television or newspapers.

    Source : IMDb

    Participant

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Little Bear

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    FTD International Cinéma

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    "Long, complex and a little mad but always engaging, this ambitious documentary by Marcel Ophuls ("The Sorrow and the Pity") examines the practice and meaning of war journalism, using the siege of Sarajevo as its reference point. (...) Ophuls' editing style is frantically associative, cutting to interviews within interviews and most provocatively, to excerpts from fictions film ; the fictional scenes serve as correlatives to the sometimes unbearable images". (Dave Kehr, Daily News - 06/10/94)

    "Ophuls focuses on the moral ambiguities of wartime journalism, the play of courage, vanity, self-seeking, and selflessness that makes war correspondents the most fascination of reporters". (David Denby, New York Magazine - 24/10/94)

    "He has provoked, manipulated or fascinated, depending on where you sit, but he has revolutionized the documentary from a droming, truth-telling form to a marathon event that mixes news clips, fiction and musical comedy." (Joan Dupont, Herald Tribune - 15/11/94)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producers :

    Frédéric Bourboulon, Bertrand Tavernier

    Directors of Photography :

    Pierre Boffety, Pierre Millon

    Assistant Operators :

    Catherine Pujol, Philippe Renaud

    Editor :

    Sophie Brunet

    Participant :

    Marcel Ophüls

    Assistant directors :

    Dominik Moll, Laurent Cantet

    Sound recordists :

    Michel Faure, Éric Devulder

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Eva Simonet, Nathalie Gorgon

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    War

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Germany, France)

    Production year :

    1994

    French release :

    23/11/1994

    Runtime :

    2 h 21 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    86.185

    Visa issue date :

    15/12/1994

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Berlin - Youth Film Forum - 1995

    Berlin - Youth Film Forum (Germany, 1995)

    Selection

    Feature Film Forum