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16 February 1962 (France) See more »
This is August 1944. In France the times are uncertain and some places can be in turns liberated by the Allies and reclaimed by the Occupiers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Albert Hehn ... Le capitaine Rollingen
Bernard Verley ... Gérard
Serge Davri ... Clovis
Erwin Strahl ... Le sergent Gerke
Willy Harlander ... Hermann
Paul Mercey ... Nieucourt
Jean Solar ... Sauvage
Pierre Collet ... Morizot
Gerhart Lippert ... Le lieutenant Bergmann
Helmut Fischer ... Le sergent-chef Holbrock

Danielle Godet ... Mademoiselle Lherminier
Hans Elwenspoek ... Horst Hollermann
Alix Mahieux ... Madame Clovis
Gaby Basset ... Madame Sauvage
Hans H. Nordmann ... Wurzel
Willy Haibel ... Willy
Evelyne Lacroix ... Françoise
Helmut Brasch ... Müller
Peter Niklaus ... Krüger
Jean Perrin ... Michelet
Jean-Pierre Moulin ... Nicolas
Sven Sawade ... Peters
Jean Gras ... Jonquille
Harry Walter ... Dorn
Henri Maïk ... Gillard
Georg Thomas ... Frohlich
Georges Adet ... Le petit vieux
Edmond Ardisson ... Varesquier
Jean Besnard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Catala
Jean Chiaraut

Peter Fleischmann
Jacques Gallo
Marin Karmitz
Georges Lévy
Willy Schultes

Directed by
Jean Dewever 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Dewever 
Jean-Charles Tacchella 

Produced by
Ernest Müller .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Ghislain Cloquet 
Film Editing by
Suzanne Cabon 
Production Design by
Georges Lévy 
Makeup Department
Alexandre Marcus .... key makeup artist
Éliane Marcus .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Fleischmann .... assistant director
Marin Karmitz .... assistant director
Art Department
Jean Catala .... property master
Sound Department
Jacques Gallois .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Chiabaut .... assistant camera
Pierre Lhomme .... camera operator

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Also Known As:
"Les honneurs de la guerre" - France (original title)
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85 min
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French visa # 24307.See more »


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Give peace a chance, 15 December 2007
Author: dbdumonteil

A small village in France.Tired German soldiers are here.They know they have lost the war and they are waiting to surrender as the Americans are getting closer.But near the village ,there are the resistant fighters:their country has been humiliated for four years and they need a revenge.

Jean-Claude Tacchella ,who wrote the script and would become a director -whereas Jean Dewever's career was short-lived (he mainly worked for TV)- uses the two languages ,German and French,which gives credibility to his story.

German soldiers are disheartened and they sometimes rebel against their non-coms.One of them goes as far as saying "should you order me not to believe in God anymore ,I would not!" The French are not shown in a flattering light.It seems that some of them are "new " resistant fighters who ,unlike the true ones,have waited that danger becomes minimal .The long scene of the wedding banquet,complete with songs including the perennial "On N'A Pas Tous les jours Vingt Ans" ,and where some of them have grotesque romantic affairs did not please the censorship:the movie was released in July 1962,after the Evian agreement for a narrow audience.It was a far cry from "Le Père Tranquille" "La Chatte" or "Babette S'En Va -T-En Guerre " ,all those efforts which glorify the country.

Actually those people having a wild time are dancing on a volcano.The smallest thing might spark off the incident.

Jean Dewever did not show the last pictures ,except for a dog killed by a stray bullet.The Honors of war?The horrors of war,more like!

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