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Bells Without Joy

Bells Without Joy

A Feature film by Charles Brabant

Produced by Régis Films, Unidex, Lisa Films

Release in France : 20/04/1962


    This drama set during World War II in Algeria is based on a true and tragic incident. A French garrison has been demoralized by the strength of the German forces in the region, so when the Allies land, it gives them some hope. They are put under orders to take and hold a bridge, allowing no one to cross it. When a German company wants to use the bridge (peacefully), a narrow-minded French captain gives the orders not to let the Germans through. At first, the Germans are put off by a series of tricks, but that cannot last forever. Sooner or later, if the captain's orders are followed, an ill-equipped and outnumbered French unit will find itself up against the superior strength of the German contingent.

    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Régis Films, Unidex, Lisa Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    Foreign production company :

    Da Ma Produzione

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    Full credits (8)

    Author of original work :

    Charles Bourgeon

    Director of Photography :

    Ghislain Cloquet

    Production Manager :

    Jean Velter

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Paris

    Screenwriters :

    Charles Brabant, Denys de la Patellière, Claude Barma

    Sound Recordist :

    Jacques Lebreton

    Editor :

    Claude Durand

    Music Composer :

    Georges Auric

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    France, Italy

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Black & White

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