Cinéaste et ethnologue (1930-2013)
Switzerland 1972. 16mm, Beta, VHS, b/w, 30 min.
An illustration of letters written by German soldiers to their families from Stalingrad, on the eve of defeat. Censors at headquarters found them too pessimistic and they were never distributed. Some of them, found after the war, were published. Here, the images are taken from films from both German and Russian film archives as well as photos from Signal (the German propaganda magazine distributed in occupied countries).
|Script||Jacqueline Veuve (d'après le livre «Les lettres de Stalingrad»)|
|Cast||Georges Wood, Dominique Catton, Georges Rapp|
|Photography||Robi Engler (banc-titre)|
|Music||Fanfare, Zara Leander, Beethoven|
|Format||16mm, Beta, VHS, b/w|
|Festivals/Prizes||First prize at the International Youth and Film Festival at Cannes; 9th International Educational Film Week in Brussels.|
|Production||CPAV (TVCO, Télévision du cycle d'orientation)|
Cycle d'orientation, 15a av.Joli-Mont, CH-1211 Genève
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|Literature||Les lettres de Stalingrad, Ed.Buchet/Castel,1957; Letzte Briefe aus Stalingrad, Bertelsmann 1954|