On the seventh day.....
23 November 2008
Much to my surprise,this movie was made in 1960.I thought it belonged
to the spate of war movies which were made in the years following WW2.
Everything,directing ,acting and filming are anachronistic.Compared to
Calef's impressive "Jericho" (made fifteen years before) ,"Le Septième
Jour" pales into insignificance.The lack of means is obvious but it
does not explain everything, for great films were made with a
Saint-Malo,Cité Corsaire: WW2 is coming to an end and the Germans know
their days are numbered.So they lock all the men between 18 and 65 into
the "Fort National" (which is part of FRench National Trust).An English
prisoner tries to get in touch with the Resistant Fighters and when he
finally succeeds ,the viewer has forgotten all about it.I'm not a
Nouvelle Vague buff,by a long shot,but when you see such works ,you
think change was necessary.
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