La bataille du rail / The Battle of the Rails (1946) DVD9
French writer-director Rene Clement directs this rousing reconstruction of the resistance work in France during World War II. It's a quasi-documentary based on stories told to co-writer Colette Autry by members of the Resistance. It uses non-professional actors--some real resistance fighters and some railway workers, and uses the actual locations to detail how the Breton railroad workers along with the French Resistance practiced sabotage of the railway link between the Occupied and Free Zones (derailing and damaging train equipment so the trains couldn't bring equipment and soldiers to the front lines). It was classified as a neo-realist film and the first film made about the French Resistance (using the same form as Roberto Rossellini's 1940 Open City), and acts as a morale-booster for the French citizens and as a well-deserved homage to the resistance efforts of the French railway workers.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:21:57 | 4.47 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, War

Director: Rene Clement
Actors: Marcel Barnault, Jean Clarieux, Jean Daurand, Jacques Desagneaux, Tony Laurent
Country: France

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