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The Trail

The Trail

A Feature film by Bernard Favre, Bertrand Tavernier

Produced by NEF Diffusion, Hachette Première et Cie

Release in France : 21/12/1983


    1859-60 in the Savoy Alps. Joseph (Richard Berry) is a young Savoyard peasant who has been established in a village with his wife and two children for some time, and like others before him, makes a living by crossing the Alps into Italy in the winter months and selling his wares to the villagers. This story traces a winter's itinerary as the man encounters various adventures in his always-dangerous journey, but he seems oblivious to all the nuances and reverberations of social change going on around him. When he finally returns to his family after many months away, he discovers to his surprise that his village is now a part of France and it looks like a Savoyard would soon be sitting on the throne of a unified Italy.

    © Eleanor Mannikka

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    NEF Diffusion, Hachette Première et Cie

    Foreign production company :

    RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

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    Co-productions :

    Little Bear, France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Lagardère Studios, Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Nedjar

    Screenwriters :

    Bernard Favre, Bertrand Tavernier

    Sound Recordist :

    Roger Letellier

    Production Manager :

    Bernard P. Guiremand

    Editor :

    Emmanuelle Thibault

    Production Designer :

    Patrice Mercier

    Costume designer :

    Marie Malterre

    Assistant directors :

    Frédéric Bourboulon, Nils Tavernier

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Francis Gondre

    Sound Assistant :

    Thierry Sabatier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Thierry Lenouvel

    Sound editor :

    Laure Budin

    Music Composers :

    Marc Perrone, Nicola Piovani

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Switzerland, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 43 min

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