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Ciné Club: Dure bataille

  • Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul 227 Colfax Avenue North Minneapolis, MN, 55405 United States (map)

A story of courage, sacrifice and survival in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains 75 years ago by French partisans and escaped prisoners of war in Slovakia.

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Our film for October Ciné Club is “Dure bataille”

Dure Bataille : un film de Dušan Hudec
Durée : 1h 26min
Date de sortie : 2009
Genre : Documentaire
Movie in French with English subtitles

Free entrance
Suggested donation of $5
Popcorn provided


SYNOPSIS

Dure bataille is the compelling story of French partisans and escaped prisoners of war led by Georges de Lannurien and René Picard, and their group’s participation in the Slovak National Uprising from August through October 1944 during World War II. Acclaimed Slovak Director Dušan Hudec portrays their story of courage, sacrifice and survival in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains 75 years ago.

A l’automne 1944, le Soulèvement national slovaque a opposé la Wehrmacht et ses supplétifs de la garde Hlinka contre une armée 40 000 résistants anti-nazis. Parmi ceux-ci, un bataillon de 200 résistants français commandés par le capitaine Georges Barazer de Lannurien (1915-1988) Saint Cyrien et breton natif de Roscoff, a farouchement lutté pendant deux mois dans le nord-est de la Slovaquie.

This event made possible by a partnership with the French-American Heritage Foundation and the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota.

Earlier Event: October 20
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Later Event: October 26
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