Verdun: Looking at History [DVD] [1929]

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Special Features

  • Restoring "Verdun" (13 minutes): from la cinémathèque de Toulouse and la cineteca di Bologna, never before seen interviews look into the research and restoration process of Léon Poirier's film.
  • Visions of "Verdun" (18 minutes): analyzing Verdun, looking at history, several specialists share their personal take on Léon Poirier's work: historical, technical, musicological or anecdotal.
  • The French take their revenge in Verdun (29 minutes): an account of the French counter-offensive in the spring of 1916 through archive footage edited by the French Section cinématographie de l'Armée, now archived at the ECPAD.


Verdun, Visions d'Histoire
Shot a decade after the end of the first world war, Leon Poirier's war drama Verdun, Visions d'Histoire recreates the historic Battle of Verdun in remarkable detail. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Albert Prejean
    Albert Prejean
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    Thomy Bourdelle
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    Hans Brausewetter
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    Maurice Schutz
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    André Nox
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