This is a very fascinating little French film faithfully representing almost fifty years of Herge characters which sadly has rarely been available to see in this country. It had been made at a time when Herge the creator of the epic Tintin cartoons was at his peak. Herge collaborated towards the production process by giving a rare appearance against an enlarged backdrop of the inside covers of his books. One gets to see glimpses of Herge at work drawing and discussing projects with his team for the next Tintin adventures. We also get to see Herge reminiscing his boy scouts' days at the Institut St. Boniface. Integrating news stories and documentary material, the producers Gerard Valet and Henri Roanne mixed real events with those of Tintin. Gerard Valet added narration with interesting insight and perspective. One gets a real feel as to what influenced Herge at the time. The director of photography was Andre Goeffers and Walther Vanden Ende. The set designer was Jacques van Brabant. The film was Premiered in 1975, Paris, with a running time of 83 mins.
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