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17 March 1932 (France) See more »
The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Pierre Blanchar ... Adjudant Gilbert Demachy
Gabriel Gabrio ... Sulphart

Charles Vanel ... Caporal Breval
Raymond Aimos ... Soldat Fouillard (as Aimos)

Antonin Artaud ... Soldat Vieublé (as Artaud A.)
Paul Azaïs ... Soldat Broucke
René Bergeron ... Soldat Hamel (as Bergeron)
Raymond Cordy ... Soldat Vairon (as R. Cordy)
Marcel Delaître ... Sergent Berthier (as Delaitre)
Jean Galland ... Capitaine Cruchet (as Galland)
Pierre Labry ... Soldat Bouffioux, le cuistot (as Labry Pierre)
Geo Laby ... Soldat Belin (as Laby Géo)
René Montis ... Lieutenant Morache (as Montis)
Jean-François Martial ... Soldat Lemoine (as J.F. Martial)
Marc Valbel ... Maroux (as Valbel)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian-Jaque ... Un lieutenant (uncredited)

Directed by
Raymond Bernard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Raymond Bernard 
Roland Dorgelès  novel
André Lang 

Cinematography by
Jules Kruger 
René Ribault 
Film Editing by
Lucienne Grumberg 
Art Direction by
Jean Perrier 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lucienne Grumberg .... assistant director
Sound Department
Antoine Archimbaud .... recording director
Gilles Barberis .... audio restorer
Reginald Campbell .... sound
Roger Loisel .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert-Rene Masson .... camera operator
Other crew
André Gargour .... administrator (as A. Gargour)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les croix de bois" - France (original title)
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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone)

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Featured in The World Moves On (1934)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Terrific dark anti-war WWI film, 30 June 2012
Author: runamokprods from US

Terrific dark anti-war WWI film, light years ahead of it's time stylistically, with battle scenes that rival (and clearly inspired) Kubrick's great 'Paths of Glory'.

More cynical, cutting, and real than 'All Quiet on the Western Front'. The film focuses on the various members of a battalion who are basically canon fodder. There's no real lead, just an observation of these slowly hardening men, as a group, and no real plot, just a series of episodes.

Not every episode is as strong as the other, but enough are so powerful they make this a special and important film, amazingly directed for its time.

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