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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Falkenau, vision de l'impossible / FALKENAU, THE IMPOSSIBLE
It Happened Yesterday

May 1945 saw North America's First Infantry Division, alias the Big Red One, win its last European battle in the Czechoslovakian Sudete mountains on freeing the prisoners from Falkenau concentration camp (Czechoslovakia). The then Corporal Samuel Fuller, later to become a famous film director, took part in the battle and filmed the event. After an introduction explaining the conditions in which the movie was shot and the freeing of the camp itself, Fuller narrates the twenty minutes of images without sound which he had filmed forty years earlier.
EMIL WEISS Moviemaker Samuel Fuller (1911-1997), privileged witness and reporter of the event, filmed the action with his 16 mm camera. 43 years later, Emil Weiss made his only contribution to cinema by giving shape to the document with the supervision, introduction, comments and story of the veteran Fuller.
Emil Weiss
Emil Weiss, Samuel Fuller
Pierre Boffeti
Pascale Suer
Teddy Lasry
Running Time
52 m.
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