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The Citadel of Silence

The Citadel of Silence

A Feature film by Marcel L'Herbier

Produced by Impérial Film

Release in France : 03/06/1937


    Nurse Vlara (Annabella) is dedicated to her work, but not to the present totalitarian government, which she despises. Young interne Cesar (Bernard Lancret) is likewise devoted to the cause of healing -- and likewise contemptuous of the powers-that-be. Falling in love, Vlara and Cesar vow to bring the despotic dictator and his minions to their knees, leading to an assassination attempt, a harrowing prison term, and an exciting prison break. Ultimately, Vlara makes the supreme sacrifice, agreeing to marry the hated target of the failed assassination to save Cesar from further persecution.

    Source :

    Actors (28)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Roissy Films


    Full credits (12)

    Assistant director :

    Ève Francis

    Author of original work :

    T.H. Robert

    Director of Photography :

    Armand Thirard

    Camera Operator :

    Louis Née

    Editor :

    Roger Spiri-Mercanton

    Music Composer :

    Darius Milhaud

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean Anouilh

    Screenwriter :

    André Cerf

    Sound Recordist :

    Robert Teisseire

    Production Manager :

    Léopold Schlosberg

    Production Designers :

    André Andrejew, Guy de Gastyne

    Costume designer :

    Jacques Manuel

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Adventure, Historical

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    Nationality :

    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

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    Color type :

    Black & White

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