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Tomorrow Is My Turn (1960)

Le passage du Rhin (original title)
Following the defeat of France by Germany during WWII, two French soldiers are taken to a German farm as forced laborers. In the ensuing years they become deeply involved in the lives of ... See full summary »

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Roger
Nicole Courcel ...
Florence
Georges Rivière ...
Jean
Cordula Trantow ...
Helga
Georges Chamarat ...
Le boulanger / Baker
Jean Marchat ...
Michel Delmas
Albert Dinan ...
Le milicien Cadix
Michel Etcheverry ...
Ludovic
Serge Frédéric
Ruth Hausmeister ...
Frau Keßler
Benno Hoffmann ...
Otto
Henri Lambert ...
Louis
Lotte Ledl ...
Lotte
Bernard Musson ...
Le prisonnier libéré
Alfred Schieske ...
Fritz Keßler
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Following the defeat of France by Germany during WWII, two French soldiers are taken to a German farm as forced laborers. In the ensuing years they become deeply involved in the lives of their captors. Written by G. Gutierrez <gutier@dircon.co.uk>

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60s French film set in WW2, sympathetic to the ordinary Germans.
22 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This title is now available on DVD in France (StudioCanal). The only problem is that there are no subtitles. I generally try to get French DVDs with subtitles in French (for the hard of hearing) as that helps if they speak too fast for me or have difficult accents. Nonetheless I enjoyed this very much and although I missed some of the dialogue it was always clear what was happening. I saw this when it came out in the 60s and it has stayed with me ever since. I have been looking for it on DVD for a long time and bought it as soon as I saw it on a French website. I now find it a very thoughtful anti-war film, which acknowledges the widespread collaboration with the Nazis, which, together with the ending, must have been shocking to French opinion at the time. Charles Aznavour is excellent as the believable everyman, and the rest of the cast are fine. Georges Riviere plays a character that I remembered as quite unsympathetic, but interestingly I now see as much more complex and in his own way, principled. Recommended.


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