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Release Date:
8 May 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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An exquisite and ironic protest against the madness of war. 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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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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Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV)See more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
An exquisite and ironic protest against the madness of war., 16 April 1999
Author: metaphor-2 from United States

It is more than 20 years since I saw BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR, but this lovely and masterful film still stands out in my memory as a great movie-going experience. What remains after twenty years? The delicate sense of humor and irony which skewers the irrational nationalistic fervor that prevents people from seeing the truth before their eyes and the feelings in their hearts; the extraordinary beauty of the images drawn from the saturated African light; the awful sadness I felt, as comedy descended into tragedy, and I realized that this absurd situation was terribly real, terribly true.

I don't know if this film is available on video, but certainly , in whatever venue, it is an opportunity not to be missed.

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