La Bataille du rail

Sun 8 - Tue 10 May

La Bataille du rail

Cert. U

Classics

The Battle of the Rails

85 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 1946 | b&w | dir. René Clément, with Tony Laurent, Lucien Desagneux

René Clément’s breakthrough film relates the exploits of French railway workers who supported the activities of the French Resistance during Nazi occupation. Starring non-professional actors, La Bataille du rail received both the Best Director prize and the Jury Prize at the 1946 Cannes festival.

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