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Safe Conduct

Safe Conduct

A Feature film by Bertrand Tavernier

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 09/01/2002

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Executive Producer :

Les Films Alain Sarde

Co-productions :

France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Little Bear

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Line production :

Little Bear

Foreign production companies :

Vertigo Films, CP Medien (ex- KC Medien)

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

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Paris, March 3, 1942. Continental, a German film company managed by Dr. Greven, has been producing French films since 1940. It presents a dilemma for French employees. Is it possible to work there “between the wolf’s jaws, there where it can’t bite you” as if nothing has happened, or is it better to refuse to collaborate and leave?
Woven from their memories, the film retraces the trajectories of two men whose paths intersect.
Jean Devaivre, assistant director, makes a point of getting a job at Continental with the ulterior motive of masking his Resistance activities. He’s a man of action, reckless, impulsive and daring.
Jean Aurenche, a screenwriter and poet, strives with all his might to avoid working for the Germans. Self-contained, insatiable, curious and torn between three mistresses, he’s a man who takes action with his pen, with his words.
A dozen other characters also come to life in this vision of Occupied France where some people fight back, while others collaborate. No matter their bias, everyone struggles against hunger, cold and restrictions just in order to survive. The film is dedicated to everyone that went through this experience.

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Full credits (23)

Executive Producers :

Alain Sarde, Frédéric Bourboulon

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jean Cosmos

Screenwriters :

Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Cosmos

Sound Recordist :

Michel Desrois

Assistant Operators :

Christophe Asselin, Pascale Marin, Philippe Renaud

Production Manager :

François Hamel

Editor :

Sophie Brunet

Assistant Editor :

Guillaume Lebel

Production Designer :

Emile Ghigo

Foley artist :

Laurent Lévy

Costume designer :

Valérie Pozzo di Borgo

Still Photographer :

Éric Caro

Assistant directors :

Pascal Guérin, Valérie Othnin-Girard

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Director of Photography :

Alain Choquart

Sound assistants :

Jean-Michel Chauvet, Jean-Pierre Houel

Camera operator :

Myriam Vinocour

Press Attachés (film) :

Denise Breton, Isabelle Duvoisin

Sound editor :

Élisabeth Paquotte

Continuity supervisor :

Zoé Zurstrassen

Music Composer :

Antoine Duhamel

Stunt performer :

Olivier Vitrant

Sound mixers :

Didier Lesage, Éric Tisserand, Gérard Lamps

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

2 h 50 min

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Dolby DTS

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