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Le Film du poilu

Directed by Henri Desfontaines
France, 1928
Silent, Documentary, Drama


Marcel, a veteran soldier of World War I, makes a proposition to his very close friend and filmmaker : make a film about the war. Thus starts Le Film du poilu and it depicts everyday life in extraordinary circumstances, winding its way through countrysides and battlefields.

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Le Film du poilu Directed by Henri Desfontaines

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    "...she said, I would never have married any other man but a sailor. You are a fool, my mother used to say, sailors are never home, they keep a woman in every port, they are quiet as logs when they set down their bags, one never knows what they are staring at. They are more absent even nearby than when you are waiting for them. Nevertheless I preferred them to those little tyrants who bring home every evening the

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