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Diên Biên Phu

Diên Biên Phu

A Feature film by Pierre Schoendoerffer

Produced by Flach Film, Mod Films

Release in France : 04/03/1992


    The Indochina war started in 1945 in total ignorance. Initially conducted in a clandestine way, it carried on ambiguously and was perpetuated as much because of inertia as out of honor. In France, there was no real desire to win, and in Indochina, no real means to do so. "The dirty war," as some used to call it, ended in 1954 at Diên Biên Phû. What was Diên Biên Phû all about? A battle that France lost (I have no masochistic taste for really juicy defeats). But it also represents something else. Diên Biên Phû is a moment in the history of the France of the high seas, the end of an era, a page forever turned. For us, it is a last farewell, one from France to Indochina? Up there, in a faraway valley, everything was lost, except honor.

    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Flach Film, Mod Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, Productions Marcel Dassault

    French distributors :

    Pathé Films, AMLF

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producers :

    Jacques Kirsner, Pierre Schoendoerffer

    Screenwriter :

    Pierre Schoendoerffer

    Director of Photography :

    Bernard Lutic

    Sound assistant :

    Murielle Damain

    Camera operator :

    Sabine Lancelin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Production Designer :

    Raoul Albert

    Costume designer :

    Olga Pelletier

    Narrator :

    Pierre Schoendoerffer

    Location Manager :

    Yves Dutheil

    Assistant directors :

    Philippe Rostan, Frédéric Schoendoerffer

    Voice :

    Espérance Pham Thái Lan

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Laurent

    Assistant Operators :

    Dominique Delguste, Alain Ducousset

    Production Manager :

    Patrick Delauneux

    Editor :

    Armand Psenny

    Music Composer :

    Georges Delerue

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Still Photographer :

    Patrick Chauvel

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 28 min

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    Dolby SR