Filmfest
#FFHH17
5.10. - 14.10.2017
Hamburg

Napalm France 2017 | 100 min | OV with english st | Colour | FF 2017

Claude Lanzmann

CLAUDE LANZMANN (*1925) is one of the best-known documentary film-makers in the world. His films on the Holocaust like Shoah and Sobibor, October 14th 1943, 4pm and on the history of Israel are seen as milestones of modern documentary film-making. He also works as a producer and publisher.

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DOCUMENTARY In 1958, a young French socialist is a member of the first official Western delegation ever to visit North Korea. He gets to know a Korean nurse and they grow quite close, even though there is only one word they both understand: napalm, which was dropped in vast quantities by the US Air Force during the Korean war to devastating effect. 60 years later, Claude Lanzmann returns as a film-maker without a permit to the locations of these past events, where very little is reminiscent of the naively romantic atmosphere of the time. A filmic memory of a short moment when the political became very private.
Orig. Title: Napalm
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: French, Korean
Section: Veto!
Director: Claude Lanzmann
Screenplay: Claude Lanzmann
Cast:
Producer: François Margolin
Sprachfassung: OV with english st
Music:
Camera: Caroline Champetier
Set Designer:
Cutter: Chantal Hymans
Redaktion:
Format: dcp
Printsource:
German Distributor:
World Sales: Orange Studio
Production: Margo Cinéma; Orange Studio
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