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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Gamma-Film, Iberia Films

    French distribution :

    Fox France

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    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

    Genres :

    Fiction, Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    Adventure

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1956

    French release :

    09/10/1959

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    19712

    Visa issue date :

    11/04/1960

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Posters (3)

    Directors (2)

    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1958

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1958)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1958

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1958)

    Awards

    Prize of the Senator for People's Education