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L'Or du Rhône

A Short film by François Villiers

Produced by Les Films Caravelle

Production year : 1950

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Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Les Films Caravelle


Touching on the Roman history of the valley of the Rhone, the film shows how Provence conserves its past: pasturing sheep, making olive oil by hand, guarding the spiritual breath of the past in the poetry of Mistral. The new importance of France’s great Rhone River: huge dams and power plants built with Marshall Plan help now harness the river’s energy to supply power to France and her neighbors. The film won the 1951 Prix International at the Venice Biennale (Section Technique et Travail).

Full credits (6)

Producer :

Claude Clert

Editor :

Pierre Jallaud

Music Composer :

Tony Aubin

Director of Photography :

Pierre Dolley

Narration writers :

Robert Scipion, Claude Lemaine

Narrator :

René Lefèvre

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Short film

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100% French

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20 min

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Black & White

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