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Pacific 231

A Short film by Jean Mitry

Produced by Tadié Cinéma

Production year : 1949

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Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Tadié Cinéma

Synopsis

An engine moves from the roundhouse to a track where it couples with several passenger cars. At 2:10 in the afternoon, it starts a trip out of the station through the countryside to its destination. The film consists of a montage of shots, some close up, of the engine and its gears and wheels. With the accompanying ambient sounds and an orchestral score, the emphasis is on the engine's power and speed. Parallel lines of multiple tracks, telephone wires, and trees confirm a careful composition.

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Pacific 231

Film

Full credits (5)

Screenwriters :

Jean Mitry, Marc Ducouret

Sound Recordist :

Georges Leblond

Music Composer :

Arthur Honegger

Directors of Photography :

André Tadié, Jean Jarret, André Périé

Editors :

Marc Ducouret, Jean Mitry

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Experimental

Production language :

non dialogué

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

1949

Runtime :

9 min

Visa number :

8103

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

1.37

Audio format :

Mono

Director

Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1949

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1949)

Selection

Official Competition - Short Films

Awards