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The Heart of a Nation

The Heart of a Nation

A Feature film by Julien Duvivier

Produced by Transcontinental films

Release in France : 09/10/1945

    Synopsis

    The story of how the people of Paris cope with the strains and struggles of war, from the siege of the city by the Prussians during the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to the invasion by the Germans in World War II.

    Actors (34)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Transcontinental films

    Subject

    When the Nazis became privy to the existence of Heart of a Nation, they ordered its director (Julien Duvivier) arrested and the negative destroyed. Both director and negative managed to escape to the U.S., where a dubbed version of Heart of a Nation was finally made available in 1943. Intriguingly enough, the man responsible for the salvation of the film was a German officer who happened to be a fan of Duvivier's work.

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    Full credits (7)

    Producer :

    Paul Graetz

    Director of Photography :

    Jules Kruger

    Music Composer :

    Jean Wiener

    Costume designer :

    Rosine Delamare

    Screenwriters :

    Marcel Achard, Julien Duvivier, Charles Spaak

    Editor :

    Marthe Poncin

    Production Designer :

    Guy de Gastyne

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    History

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1940

    French release :

    09/10/1945

    Runtime :

    1 h 53 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    859

    Visa issue date :

    28/08/1945

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono