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That Is the Dawn

That Is the Dawn

A Feature film by Luis Buñuel

Produced by Les Films Marceau, Laetitia Film

Release in France : 10/05/1956


    The story concerns a humane doctor (Georges Marchal) who is aghast at how the residents of a small Island near Corsica are being exploited by a cruel factory owner. Unfortunately, the doctor is unable to extend his concern to his wife, who walks out on him. The arrival of a beautiful stranger (Lucia Bose) and the death of a close friend galvanize the doctor into taking direct action against the villain. The film's anti-capitalist, anti-aristocracy stance is very much in keeping with Buñuel's better-known works.

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    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Marceau, Laetitia Film

    French distribution :

    Les Films Marceau

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    Full credits (16)

    Assistant directors :

    Marcel Camus, Jacques Deray

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean Ferry

    Producers :

    Claude Jaeger, Edmond Tenoudji

    Sound Recordist :

    Antoine Petitjean

    Production Manager :

    André Cultet

    Continuity supervisor :

    Odette Lemarchand

    Art directors :

    Jacques Douy, Jacques Saulnier

    Still Photographer :

    Jean Magis

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Luis Buñuel, Jean Ferry

    Author of original work :

    Emmanuel Roblès

    Director of Photography :

    Robert Lefebvre

    Camera Operator :

    Roger Delpuech

    Editor :

    Marguerite Houllé-Renoir

    Production Designer :

    Max Douy

    Music Composer :

    Joseph Kosma

    Location Manager :

    Michel Choquet

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    Feature film

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    Italy, France

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    Majority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

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