Bataille du Rail / The Battle of the Rails

TitleBataille du Rail / The Battle of the Rails
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1946
AuthorsClément, René
Running Time1h 25min
Date Released02/27/1946
DistributorUnion Française de Production Cinématographique (UFPC)
Publication LanguageFrench

Before and after the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, a group of French rail workers commit everyday acts of resistance and eventually sabotage the German-controlled rail system. Director René Clément used non-professional actors and a documentary style to enhance the ordinary struggles of French citizens, whose real-life stories provided the film's narrative. 

Original PublicationBataille du Rail
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