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A Feature film by Joris Ivens

Production year : 1931

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Joris Ivens was commissioned by the international creosote manufacturers to make an instructional film on the winning and use of creosote, which was obtained from coal tar and used to preserve wood. The Continental Committee for the Propagation of Creosote already had a tight plan for the film, and Ivens made a solid, scientific film on the production of creosote, including some animated sequences which were made by the Culture Department of the UFA in Berlin.

Full credits (2)

Screenwriter :

Joris Ivens

Directors of Photography :

Jean Dréville, Eli Lotar

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Netherlands, France

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Nationality :

Minority French (Netherlands, France)

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French release :

Runtime :

1 h 20 min

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Color type :

Black & White

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