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Ceasefire - © Polaris Film Production


A Feature film by Emmanuel Courcol

Produced by Polaris Film Production & Finance

Release in France : 22/03/2017

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Actors (12)

Production and distribution (4)

Associate production company :

Polaris Film Production & Finance

Film exports/foreign sales :

Indie Sales


In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont (Romain Duris), traumatised by the horrific trench warfar, decides to leave his life behind and travel to West Africa into the vast territories of Upper Volta in the company of Diofo, artist and also survivor of the Great War. From village to village, Georges uses Diofo's talents as a griot to recruit the villagers as labour for plantations in Ghana. 

But his adventure leads him to a dead-end, and he comes back to Paris where is brother Marcel (Grégory Gadebois), a war invalid, lives with their mother's. After the war in Europe, life went out without him. 

Georges will desperately try to find his place, with the help of Hélène (Céline Salette), a sign language teacher with whom he will have a tumultuous relationship, and his family, that he selfishly left behind. 

He will finally attempt to heal their wounds, and his.

Photos (7)

Full credits (18)

Executive Producer :

Christophe Mazodier

Associate producer :

Céline Chapdaniel

Screenwriter :

Emmanuel Courcol

Directors of Photography :

Tom Stern, Yann Maritaud

Production Manager :

Mat Troi Day

Editors :

Guerric Catala, Géraldine Rétif

Production Designer :

Mathieu Menut

Costume designers :

Édith Vesperini, Stéphane Rollot

Sound Mixer :

Sébastien Ariaux

Assistant Director :

Mathieu Howlett

Line Producers :

Mat Troi Day, Sékou Traoré, Oumar Sall

Co-producer :

Rémi Préchac

Sound Recordist :

Pascal Armant

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie Queysanne

Sound Editor :

Sébastien Marquilly

Music Composer :

Jérôme Lemonnier

Visual Effects :

Alain Carsoux

Post-production supervisor :

Anne-Sophie Henry-Cavillon

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Feature film

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France, Belgium

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Majority French (France, Belgium)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

Current status :

Upcoming release

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