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Release Date:
8 May 1977 (USA) See more »
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French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Good satire See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Jean Carmet ... Sergeant Bosselet
Jacques Dufilho ... Paul Rechampot
Catherine Rouvel ... Marinette
Jacques Spiesser ... Hubert Fresnoy
Maurice Barrier ... Caprice
Benjamin Memel Atchory ... Assomption
Peter Berling ... Père Jean de la Croix
Marius Beugre Boignan ... Barthelmy
Claude Legros ... Jacques Rechampot
Dora Doll ... Maryvonne
Baye Macoumba Diop ... Lamartine
Jacques Monnet ... Père Simon
Dieter Schidor ... Kraft
Aboubakar Toine ... Fidele
Marc Zuber ... Major Anglais
Mamadou Koulibaly
Helmut Fiker
Klaus Huebl ... Haussmann
Natou Koly ... Charlotte
Bertin Kouakou
T. Kouao ... John
Jean-François N'Guessan ... Marius

Directed by
Jean-Jacques Annaud 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Jacques Annaud 
Georges Conchon 

Produced by
Arthur Cohn .... producer
Jacques Perrin .... producer
Giorgio Silvagni .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pierre Bachelet 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Agostini 
 
Film Editing by
Françoise Bonnot 
 
Set Decoration by
Max Douy 
 
Makeup Department
Gisèle Jacquin .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Cheminal .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Alain Curvelier .... sound
 
Music Department
William Flageollet .... music mixer
 

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Also Known As:
"La victoire en chantant" - Ivory Coast (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
The original French title of this movie was "La Victoire en Chantant" (Victory, as she sings), the first line of the famous patriotic song "Le chant du Départ" (The Farewell Hymn), written in 1794 during the French Revolution and nicknamed "the Marseillaise's twin". The untranslatable title became "Black and White in Colour" which was later re-translated literally.See more »
Quotes:
Hubert Fresnoy:We shouldn't expect miracles, and that's not what I expect of you.See more »
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Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Good satire, 6 May 2012
Author: billcr12 from United States

Black and White in Color is a French anti war movie, done as a black comedy, which won the Best Foreign Film Academy Award in 1976.

World War I is the setting for the French colonists fighting the Germans on the Ivory Coast. The French draft the locals in order to battle the Germans, supplying the natives with guns, uniforms, and other equipment and attempt to train their reluctant soldiers in the ways of war.

The result is a combination of keystone cops and a Marx Brothers saga, with everyone running around, clueless. No one really gets hurt as the real fighting is occurring far from Africa. I am reminded of The Mouse That Roared with Peter Sellers for comparison to Black and White in Color. A funny satire with a positive universal message on man's follies, this is worth watching.

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