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French Leave / Touch and Go

French Leave / Touch and Go

A Feature film by Philippe de Broca

Produced by Les Films Ariane

Release in France : 01/09/1971

    Synopsis

    Before the Allied invasion of North Africa in World War II, there was still plenty of confusion, and wartime national alliances often conflicted with personal friendships. Valentin (Michel Piccoli), a French black marketer, rescues Basil (Michael York), an English fighter pilot, off the coast of Italian-occupied Libya. The pilot is discovered by the police when Valentin leaves him with friends in order to visit with his Italian girlfriend. As a result, both Valentin and Basil are held in custody. They escape together and flee to the (neutral) Swiss Embassy, where they get help in the form of a car driven by the ambassador's wife. This wartime comedy recounts their adventures on the journey out of Libya.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Ariane

    Foreign production company :

    Vides Cinematografica

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (9)

    Author of original work :

    Robert Beylen

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe de Broca, Jean-Loup Dabadie

    Director of Photography :

    René Mathelin

    Editor :

    Henri Lanoé

    Music Composer :

    Michel Legrand

    Producers :

    Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine

    Foreign Producer :

    Franco Cristaldi

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Louis Ducarme

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Durrenberger

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    War, Exile, Freedom

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1971

    French release :

    01/09/1971

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    38126

    Visa issue date :

    18/08/1971

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Rating restrictions :

    None