La Silence de la Mer Movie Review 1947

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An old French farmer (Robian) and his niece (Stephane) are forced to billet a German officer (Vernon) in their home during the Occupation. They've vowed never to speak to him but the German continues to pour out his thoughts on music, war, and his love of France into their silence. Melville's first feature; French with subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 86 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

World War II, France, Family Ties
Jean-Pierre Melville
Howard Vernon, Jean-Marie Robian, Nicole Stephane
Henri Decae
Jean-Pierre Melville
Edgar Bischoff

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