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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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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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First film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.See more »
Quotes:
Hubert Fresnoy:[writing a letter] To Lucien Herr, College of Advanced Education, 45 rue d'Ulm, Fifth Arrondissement, Paris, in care of Administrator Tarato. St. Pierre de Samba, French Equatorial Africa. Fort Coulais, January 6, 1915. Dear teacher, and if I may, dear friend. Here is my punishment for not excelling in nobler fields of study...See more »
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world war one in colonial a African backwater. inhabited by many great characters, 14 January 2011
Author: angelo_tumbarello from United States

this film lead me on a odyssey: to see as many films of the former colonial masters views of themselves. none of the other films reached the level of brilliance of Black, White in Color.

the sheer madness of a rag tag ARMY marching to destruction, followed by the racially "superior" colonist being carried in their SEDAN chairs can only be equaled by SPRING TIME FOR Hitler via the Producers. the writers create many great characters and many moments of hilarity follow. some of my favorite moments: the priest"s servant on his Muslim pray rug praying with a Christian cross dangling from his neck. the priests again, being carried in their SEDAN chairs while being throughly mocked by their porters.

the last scenes, with the french consoling the Germans over their loss and the two young strategists comparing notes, self assured of their superiority, can world war two be far?

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