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Le Silence de la Mer (Le silence de la mer)

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Howard Vernon Howard Vernon
Werner von Ebrennac
Nicole Stéphane Nicole Stéphane
La nièce
Ami Aaröe Ami Aaröe
La fiancée
Georges Patrix Georges Patrix
Denis Sadier Denis Sadier
Rudelle Rudelle
Max Fromm Max Fromm

Written by
Vercors Vercors
(short story)
Jean-Pierre Melville Jean-Pierre Melville


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Le silence de la mer (1949)

6 years, 10 months ago at Jan 16 17:53
Transferred to cinema a short story by Jean Bruller, better known by his pseudonym Vercors. This story, like some others of the same author were published clandestinely during the German occupation of France in the Second World War.

The author's literary humanist vision is well captured and developed in the movie. The imposed coexistence of a German officer in the house of an old ma... read more
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In a small town in occupied France in 1941, the German officer, Werner Von Ebrennac is billeted in the house of the uncle and his niece. The uncle and niece refuse to speak to him, but each evening the officer warms himself by the fire and talks of his country, his music, and his idealistic views of the relationship between France and Germany. That is, until he visits Paris and discovers what is really going on...
Tags: 1940s (5), France (3), French (3), Drama (3), Germany (2), Officer (2), Romance (2), War (2), (2), 1949 (2), French Resistance (2), B&w (2), 88 Min. (1), World War Two (1), HQ (1), Sort (1), 40's (1), WWII (1)
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