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The Devil's Pass

The Devil's Pass

A Feature film by Pierre Schoendoerffer, Jacques Dupont

Produced by Gamma-Film, Iberia Films

Release in France : 09/10/1959

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Gamma-Film, Iberia Films

French distribution :

Fox France

Film exports/foreign sales :

Tamasa Distribution


Afghanistan. A young boy gets anxious to go to an annual competition of horseback riders that requires both equestrian and fighting skills. The riders face off in a closed ring, a kind of sport that would have had its origins centuries earlier in the nomadic peoples of this region and Central Asia. (Afghanistan lies at one end of the ancient Silk Routes to China.) As the boy travels toward the meet, he is befriended by a mysterious stranger, a man who may symbolize more than just an ordinary person, based on what lies in store for the young lad.

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Georges de Beauregard

Screenwriter :

Joseph Kessel

Assistant Operator :

Renaud Lambert

Assistant Editor :

Michèle Boehm

Sound Mixer :

Jean Nény

Dialogue Writer :

Joseph Kessel

Director of Photography :

Raoul Coutard

Editor :

Marcelle Lioret

Music Composer :

Richard Cornu

Narrator :

Jean Négroni

Technical details

Feature film

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Fiction, Documentary

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 20 min

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Posters (3)

Directors (2)

Festival Selections

Berlin International Film Festival - 1958

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1958)


Official Competition


Berlin International Film Festival - 1958

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1958)


Prize of the Senator for People's Education