Le Crabe Tambour

TitleLe Crabe Tambour
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1977
AuthorsSchoendoerffer, Pierre
Running Time120 minutes
Date Released11/1977
DistributorAMLF
CountryFrance
Mediumcolor
Publication Languagefrench
Abstract

This film memorializes the French wars of de-colonization in Vietnam and Algeria by offering a romantic view of a disgraced French military officer. Known as the "crabe tambour" (crab drummer), Lt. Willsdorff inspires his men with his tenacity and love of war. Year later, a group of French naval officers attempt to find their now-disgraced leader off the coast of Newfoundland.

Cast

Jean Rochefort

Jacques Perrin

Claude Rich

Jacques Dufilho

Aurore Clément

François Dyrek

Pierre Rousseau

Credits

Produced by Georges de Beauregard

Directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer

Written by Jean-François Chauvel and Pierre Schoendoerffer

Cinematography by Raoul Coutard

Edited by Nguyen Long

Music by Philippe Sarde

Genre

Drama

Translated TitleThe Drummer-Crab
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