Black & White In Color

Black & White In Color

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud Cast: Jean Carmet, Jacques Dufilho, Catherine Rouvel

DVD (Wide Screen / Mono)


The inaugural film effort of French director Jean-Jacques Annaud, Black and White in Color is set during World War I. Upon the outbreak of hostilities, a French trading post in West Central Africa finds itself at odds with a formerly peaceful German post, for no other reason than their parent countries are at war. The newly xenophobic French traders attack the Germans, only to fail in their efforts. Socialist Jacques Spiesser is put in charge of the debilitated French contingent, utterly discarding his former high ideals in the process. Filmed on location on the Ivory Coast, the satirical Black and White in Color (originally La Victoire en Chantant) won the American Academy Award for Best Foreign Film of 1976.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2003
UPC: 0037429176221
Original Release: 1976
Rating: NR
Source: Homevision
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 3:00:00

Special Features

New 16x9 transfer made from a high-definition master; Bonus feature The Sky Above, The Mud Below; 1961 Academy award™-winning documentary produced by Arthur Cohn in a new 16x9 transfer made from a high-definition master; Interview with director Jean-Jacques Annaud and producer Arthur Cohn on the making of Black and White in Color; Producer's Perspective A conversation with producer Arthur Cohn; Filmograghies; Essay by film historian Ronald Falzone

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Carmet Sergeant Bosselet
Jacques Dufilho Paul Rechampot
Catherine Rouvel Marinette
Jacques Spiesser Hubert Fresnoy
Dora Doll Maryvonne
Maurice Barrier Caprice
Claude Legros Jacques Rechampot
Jacques Monnet Pere Simon
Peter Berling Pere Jean de la Croix
Baye Macoumba Diop Lamartine
Klaus Huebel Haussmann
Jacques Perrin Actor
Dieter Schidor Kraft
Aboutbaker Toure Fidele
Marc Zuber Major Anglais
Marius Beugre Boignan Barthelemy

Technical Credits
Jean-Jacques Annaud Director,Screenwriter
Claude Agostini Cinematographer
Pierre Bachelet Score Composer
Françoise Bonnot Editor
Arthur Cohn Producer
Georges Conchon Screenwriter
Alain Curvelier Sound/Sound Designer
Max Douy Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Gisele Jacquin Makeup
Jacques Perrin Producer
Giorgio Silagni Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [1:41]
2. The German Army Depends on Us [4:50]
3. Just Another Day in the Colony [3:22]
4. A Simple Geographer [3:37]
5. A Matter of Taste [3:18]
6. Vive Le France! [6:10]
7. Conscripts [3:35]
8. Strategy [2:27]
9. Crossing the Rhine [5:30]
10. A Patriotic Spectacle [3:04]
11. A Machine Gun? [2:36]
12. Rising to the Occasion [5:13]
13. Community Support [7:26]
14. Terribly Refined [7:10]
15. Decision #21 [5:08]
16. A Christian Conscience [4:37]
17. The Name Is Bartheleme [2:51]
18. Staging the Troops [4:39]
19. Peace & Security [2:49]
20. Trench Warfare [2:06]
21. A Decent Army of French Savages [3:36]
22. I Used to Be a Socialist [3:21]
23. End Credits [2:22]

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