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L'Or du Rhône

A Short film by François Villiers

Produced by Les Films Caravelle

Production year : 1950


    Touching on the Roman history of the valley of the Rhone, the film shows how Provence conserves its past: pasturing sheep, making olive oil by hand, guarding the spiritual breath of the past in the poetry of Mistral. The new importance of France’s great Rhone River: huge dams and power plants built with Marshall Plan help now harness the river’s energy to supply power to France and her neighbors. The film won the 1951 Prix International at the Venice Biennale (Section Technique et Travail).

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Caravelle

    Full credits (6)

    Producer :

    Claude Clert

    Editor :

    Pierre Jallaud

    Music Composer :

    Tony Aubin

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Dolley

    Narration writers :

    Robert Scipion, Claude Lemaine

    Narrator :

    René Lefèvre

    Technical details

    Short film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    20 min

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    Black & White

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