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Weekend at Dunkirk ()

Week-end à Zuydcoote (original title)
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In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops... See more »

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Julien Maillat
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Jeanne
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Pinot
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Pierson
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Dhéry
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Hélène
Christian Barbier ...
Paul
François Guérin ...
Le lieutenant pressé
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Atkins
Ronald Howard ...
Robinson
Jean-Paul Roussillon ...
La gouape / Blackguard
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Virrel
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Un soldat brûlé
Pierre Vernier ...
Un soldat
Alan Adair
Robert Bazil ...
Un soldat
Charles Bouillaud ...
Le rouspéteur
Gérard Darrieu ...
Un lieutenant
Robert Deslandes
Colin Mann
Christian Melsen ...
1st German Parachutist (as Melsen)
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Dr. Claude Cirilli
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Jacqueline
Pierre Collet ...
Le capitaine Français
Raoul Delfosse ...
Le soldat annonçant la mort d'Alexandre / Infantryman
Jean-Claude Dubois ...
(as Jean Claude Dubois)
Bob Lerick ...
(as Bob Lerrick)
Bernard Musson ...
Un croque-mort
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L'officier anglais
Paul Pavel
Robert Rollis ...
Le soldat à bicyclette
Rolph Spath ...
Un parachutiste allemand / 2nd German Parachutist
Julien Verdier ...
L'infirmier
Dominique Zardi ...
Le caporal chef
Marie-France Mignal ...
Antoinette
Anthony Stuart
René Penetra
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Un soldat
Eric Sinclair
Louis Viret ...
Le chauffeur du lieutenant
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Alexandre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Ferrière
Maurice Auzel ...
Le soldat dans l'abri (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henri Verneuil

Written by

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Robert Merle ... (novel)
 
François Boyer ... (adaptation)
 
Robert Merle ... (dialogue)

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Raymond Hakim ... producer
Robert Hakim ... producer

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Maurice Jarre

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Henri Decaë ... director of photography

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Claude Durand

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Robert Clavel

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Pierre Charron

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Jean Zay
Léon Zay

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Ralph Baum ... production manager

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Pierre Cavasillas-Delanjeac ... assistant director
Pierre Delanjeac ... assistant director
Georges Grodzenczyk ... assistant director
Jean Claude Lemonnier ... assistant director
Jean-Claude Lemonnier ... assistant director
Claude Pinoteau ... first assistant director

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Karl Baumgartner ... special effects

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Charles-Henri Montel ... camera operator

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Maurice Jarre ... musical director

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Plot Summary

Set during World War II, and stuck on the beaches near Dunkirk, Julien Maillat tries to join England by boat with the English Army, but cannot succeed. He, then, tries to organize the life for him and his soldiers friends between German raids and shells. Written by Jean-Yves Simon

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Also Known As
  • Week-end a Zuydcoote (Italy)
  • Weekend at Dunkirk (United States)
  • Weekend at Dunkirk (Japan, English title)
  • Weekend at Dunkirk (New Zealand, English title)
  • Weekend at Dunkirk (Ireland, English title)
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  • 119 min
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Budget FRF10,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Filmed at the actual location of one of the operation Dynamo evacuations, on the beaches of Bray-Dunes near Dunkirk. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Icicle Thief (1989). See more »

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