The Bar at the Crossing

The Bar at the Crossing (French: Le bar de la fourche) is a 1972 French adventure film directed by Alain Levent. It was entered into the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival.[1] It stars Belgian singer Jacques Brel.

The Bar at the Crossing
Film poster
Directed byAlain Levent
Produced byGérard Beytout
Written byFrançois Boyer
Philippe Dumarçay
Alain Levent
StarringJacques Brel
CinematographyEmmanuel Machuel
Release date
  • 23 August 1972 (1972-08-23)
Running time
88 minutes


Vincent Van Horst (Jacques Brel) is a hard-drinking bon viveur who loves his freedom and his women. In 1916, he leaves Europe, which is torn apart by the war, and moves to Canada, intending to meet up with Maria, the only woman he ever loved. On the way to Canada, he meets a young boy who dreams about fighting in the European war. When Vincent arrives at the Bar de la fourche, managed by Maria, he finds her looking older. He finds consolation in another woman, Annie, who looks down on him and drives Vincent and Olivier to fight a duel against each other.[2]


See also


  1. " Awards for The Bar at the Crossing". Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  2. "The Bar at the Crossing". Retrieved 2 September 2011.

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