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Tomorrow Is My Turn (1960)

Le passage du Rhin (original title)
During World War II, two French soldiers were captured by the Nazis and sent to Germany. One of them is going to try and escape, while the other prefers to stay.


André Cayatte
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Aznavour ... Roger
Nicole Courcel ... Florence
Georges Rivière ... Jean
Cordula Trantow ... Helga
Georges Chamarat ... Le boulanger / Baker
Jean Marchat Jean Marchat ... Michel Delmas
Albert Dinan Albert Dinan ... Le milicien Cadix
Michel Etcheverry Michel Etcheverry ... Ludovic
Serge Frédéric Serge Frédéric
Ruth Hausmeister Ruth Hausmeister ... Frau Keßler
Benno Hoffmann Benno Hoffmann ... Otto
Henri Lambert Henri Lambert ... Louis
Lotte Ledl ... Lotte
Bernard Musson Bernard Musson ... Le prisonnier libéré
Alfred Schieske ... Fritz Keßler


Following the defeat of France by Germany during WWII, two French soldiers are taken to a German farm as forced laborers. In the ensuing years they become deeply involved in the lives of their captors. Written by G. Gutierrez <gutier@dircon.co.uk>

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The most precious thing is Liberty
24 February 2020 | by brogmillerSee all my reviews

It is difficult to enthuse unreservedly about this film but at the same time it cannot be dismissed. As one would expect from director Andre Cayatte it is a story told in a matter-of-fact manner and in common with all of his films deals with 'moral responsibility'. During the years of Occupation in France people made choices or had choices forced upon them which were not without consequences, to put it mildly! The actions of Jean, played by Georges Riviere, have a devastating impact on lovely Helga, beautifully portrayed by Cordula Trantow whilst Jean's relationship with the fascinating Florence of Nicole Courcel is damaged irreparably when he learns that she is guilty of 'horizontal collaboration'. The pace of the film is slow but it is strangely absorbing and holds ones attention. The diminutive stature and soulful gaze of Charles Aznavour would always limit the roles he could play and here he exhibits his natural sensibility as a decent chap who survives in his own way. In an ideal world his character would settle down with Helga but Fate has decreed otherwise. On the other side of the coin we have Jean, well played by Riviere. Typically of Cayatte he has cast an attractive leading man type as a character whose moral compass is decidedly defective. It is however the performances of Courcel and Trantow that leave the deepest impression. Not very well received at the time and disparaged by the New Wavelet brigade this film still managed to win the Golden Lion at Venice.

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4 November 1960 (France) See more »

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Paris, France

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