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Le Six juin à l'aube

A Short film by Jean Grémillon

Produced by Coopérative Générale du Cinéma Français (CGCF)

Production year : 1945


    The film starts by a visit to bucolic Normandy before the events. This peaceful atmosphere is shattered by Operation Overlord, minutely described in the second part of the documentary. The landing on D-Day and the ensuing battles and bombings martyr the peaceful area giving the earth thousands of body instead of seeds. In the last part, the dreadful aftermath of the steel storm is shown both with sympathy for the victims and hope for the future, since all these sacrifices, whether military or civilians, have not been in vain.

    Source : IMDb

    Production and distribution

    Full credits (11)

    Assistant Director :

    Serge Vallin

    Directors of Photography :

    André Bac, Alain Douarinou, Louis Page, Maurice Pecqueux

    Editor :

    Louisette Hautecoeur

    Narration Writer :

    Jean Grémillon

    Narrator :

    Jean Grémillon

    Location Manager :

    Lucien Lippens

    Screenwriter :

    Jean Grémillon

    Sound Recordist :

    Maurice Vareille

    Animation :

    Henri Ferrand

    Music Composer :

    Jean Grémillon

    Music Director :

    Roger Desormière

    Technical details

    Short film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    41 min

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    Black & White

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