A young soldier testifies of his thoughts about the first world war, between disillusion, fear and hate, following his path through the letters he sends to his lover.

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Gabriel Dufour
Pierre Martial Gaillard ...
Nègre
Théo Chazal ...
Théophile
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Bertrand
Frédéric Buffaras ...
Lespinasse
Jonathan Jimeno Romera ...
La Gaufre
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Fouchet
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Marguerite
Miro Lacasse ...
Le capitaine
Patrick de Valette ...
Ferdinand
Yarrow Martin ...
Perreault
Amélie Martinez ...
Joséphine
Mathieu Billenne ...
Le caporal-chef
Christophe Cousin ...
Le poilu paysan
Yann Bureau ...
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A young soldier testifies of his thoughts about the first world war, between disillusion, fear and hate, following his path through the letters he sends to his lover.

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A big part of that movie was film in Nicolet, a small city in Québec, Canada. See more »

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Referenced in Cherif: La dernière séance (2017) See more »

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A realistic war drama

This is a movie that describes very well the cruelty of WW1; the authentic, cruel, fierce side of it, the ugliness of this waste of human kind. There were some good french movies about it, such as FRAGMENTS D'ANTONIN, made several years ago and which spoke of the terrible side effects of bombs on survivors. This movie which I am talking today is of course a pamphlet against war and its atrocities which reminds us JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN with terrific hospital sequences. A good try for this young director for his first feature. Characterization is also at its top, with very convincing actors. A real must see for historians, with maybe some not so accurate details that I myself did not notice.


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