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Diên Biên Phu

Diên Biên Phu

A Feature film by Pierre Schoendoerffer

Produced by Flach Film, Mod Films

Release in France : 04/03/1992

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The Indochina war started in 1945 in total ignorance. Initially conducted in a clandestine way, it carried on ambiguously and was perpetuated as much because of inertia as out of honor. In France, there was no real desire to win, and in Indochina, no real means to do so. "The dirty war," as some used to call it, ended in 1954 at Diên Biên Phû. What was Diên Biên Phû all about? A battle that France lost (I have no masochistic taste for really juicy defeats). But it also represents something else. Diên Biên Phû is a moment in the history of the France of the high seas, the end of an era, a page forever turned. For us, it is a last farewell, one from France to Indochina? Up there, in a faraway valley, everything was lost, except honor.

Full credits (19)

Executive Producers :

Jacques Kirsner, Pierre Schoendoerffer

Screenwriter :

Pierre Schoendoerffer

Director of Photography :

Bernard Lutic

Sound assistant :

Murielle Damain

Camera operator :

Sabine Lancelin

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Production Designer :

Raoul Albert

Costume designer :

Olga Pelletier

Narrator :

Pierre Schoendoerffer

Location Manager :

Yves Dutheil

Assistant directors :

Philippe Rostan, Frédéric Schoendoerffer

Voice :

Espérance Pham Thái Lan

Sound Recordist :

Michel Laurent

Assistant Operators :

Dominique Delguste, Alain Ducousset

Production Manager :

Patrick Delauneux

Editor :

Armand Psenny

Music Composer :

Georges Delerue

Sound Mixer :

William Flageollet

Still Photographer :

Patrick Chauvel

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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2 h 28 min

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Dolby SR