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The Convoys of Shame

The Convoys of Shame

A Feature film by Raphaël Delpard

Produced by Panoceanic Films

Release in France : 10/03/2010

    Synopsis

    From 1940 to 1944, the SNCF (French national railway company) transported 76,000 Jews, 20,000 gypsies, and 38,000 resistant fighters. At the German occupying forces' request, it also made third-class wagons available so that Wehrmacht soldiers could invade the Free Zone in November, 1942.

    It also transported property stolen from Jews, along with materials also stolen from the Ugine-Khulman, Renault and Peugeot factories, as well as various French heritage property. Presented with this simple and obvious situation, everyone has the right to ask some questions.

    The railroad management never tried to divert a convoy, whether it be carrying prisoners selected for racial or political reasons.

    Railroaders, even if some of them were genuine resistant fighters, let convoys of political prisoners, among which there were the fighters' own comrades, through. While recording witness accounts, the film attempts to find explanations for human behavior. It does not take a polemical approach, but merely tries to search for the truth.

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Panoceanic Films

    French distribution :

    Artedis

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Artedis

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producers :

    Chantal Lam, Raphaël Delpard

    Line Producer :

    Alain Vandercoille

    Director of Photography :

    Lionel Reynier

    Editor :

    Christian Nourry

    Author of original work :

    Raphaël Delpard

    Screenwriter :

    Raphaël Delpard

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Chantal Lam

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Lavy

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2009

    French release :

    10/03/2010

    Runtime :

    1 h 49 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    125.638

    Visa issue date :

    18/02/2010

    Approval :

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2010

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2010)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

    Presskit

    Website