Line of Demarcation (film)
Line of Demarcation is a 1966 war drama film written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is La Ligne de démarcation. It is based on upon the memoir Mémoires d'un agent secret de la France libre et La Ligne de démarcation by Gilbert Renault under his pseudonym Colonel Rémy.
|Line of Demarcation|
|Directed by||Claude Chabrol|
|Produced by||Georges de Beauregard|
|Screenplay by||Claude Chabrol|
|Based on||Mémoires d'un agent secret de la France libre et La Ligne de démarcation |
by Colonel Rémy
|Music by||Pierre Jansen|
|Edited by||Jacques Gaillard|
Rome Paris Films
Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie
|Distributed by||Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique|
A small village in the Jura is split by the river Loue which creates the line of demarcation between Nazi occupied France and freedom. A French officer, Pierre (Ronet), is released by the Nazi soldiers to find his chateau converted into a German command centre. Whilst he is obliged to co-operate with the enemy, his wife Mary (Seberg) supports the resistance movement and is willing to risk her life for it. The Nazis step up their activity against the resistance, insisting that any who attempt to cross the line of demarcation will be shot. When his wife is arrested, Pierre decides to switch his allegiance. The movement is hindered by an informer and another man who pretends to help the resistance fighters but leads them to the Nazis and steals all their possessions.
|Jean Seberg||Mary, comtesse de Damville|
|Maurice Ronet||Pierre, comte de Damville|
|Daniel Gélin||Doctor Jacques Lafaye|
|Jacques Perrin||Michel, le radio|
|Stéphane Audran||Dr. Lafaye's Wife|
|Reinhard Kolldehoff||Major von Pritsch|
|Claude Léveillée||Captain Duncan Presgrave|
|Roger Dumas||Chéti, Passer|
|Jean Yanne||Tricot, teacher|
|Noël Roquevert||Eugène Menetru, Innkeeper|
The film was shot in Dole, Jura, starting on January 31 1966. The shooting lasted 7 weeks.
The film has been released on DVD.
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