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13 Days in France (1968)

13 jours en France (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | July 1968 (France)
A documentary about the Winter Olympics.

Writer:

Pierre Uytterhoeven (enquete scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peggy Fleming ... Self
Jean-Claude Killy ... Self
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Storyline

This colorful documentary chronicles the events of the 1968 Winter Olympics in France. The events made international celebrities of skater Peggy Fleming and skier Jean-Claude Killy for their gold-medal performances. The camera accurately catches the speed of bobsleds and downhill racers and ski jumpers as they race for the gold. President Charles DeGaulle is shown observing the action over 13 days, which saw France earn the best performance to date in the winter games. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Sport

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This is not an official film of the 1968 Winter Olympic Games held in Grenoble, France. It is documentary more about the people of Grenoble and the impact of the Olympics during the 13 days the event was held. See more »

Soundtracks

La Chanson de Peggy
Music by Francis Lai
Lyrics by Pierre Barouh
Performed by Pierre Barouh
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How Many Ways Can You Shoot A Skier?
22 May 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Claude Lelouch, François Reichenbach, and a team of cameramen shoot the Winter Olympics by day, the city by night, in this fine impressionistic documentary.

You'll be surprised at how many ways there are to shoot skiers, and the funniest one is the speed course, where a cameraman on skis stays close on the tail of his subject, ice flying onto the camera lens. There are also the pensive ice hockey players, and as for the skaters, their precision is emphasized by intercutting with computers. Francis Lai offers a romantic and exciting score, and the townfolk of Grenoble have a great time.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

July 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Grenoble See more »

Filming Locations:

Grenoble, Isère, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films 13 See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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