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A Feature film by Joris Ivens

Production year : 1931


    Joris Ivens was commissioned by the international creosote manufacturers to make an instructional film on the winning and use of creosote, which was obtained from coal tar and used to preserve wood. The Continental Committee for the Propagation of Creosote already had a tight plan for the film, and Ivens made a solid, scientific film on the production of creosote, including some animated sequences which were made by the Culture Department of the UFA in Berlin.

    Full credits (2)

    Screenwriter :

    Joris Ivens

    Directors of Photography :

    Jean Dréville, Eli Lotar

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    The Netherlands, France

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Minority French (The Netherlands, France)

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    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Approval :

    Color type :

    Black & White

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