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Jean-Jacques Annaud

Black and White in Color (La victoire en chantant)

Edition 1979
90' - 1976 - War, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: French, English
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud Composer: Pierre Bachelet With: Jean Carmet, Jacques Dufilho, Catherine Rouvel
French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they promptly conscript the local native population. Issuing them boots and rifles, the French attempt to make "proper" soldiers out of the Africans. A young, idealistic French geographer seems to be the only rational person in the town, and he takes over control of the "war" after several bungles on the part of the others.

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Jean-Jacques Annaud


Pierre Bachelet


Jean Carmet, Jacques Dufilho, Catherine Rouvel


Jean-Jacques Annaud, Georges Conchon

Director of Photography

Claude Agostini


Françoise Bonnot


Arthur Cohn, Jacques Perrin, Giorgio Silvagni

More information


French, English

Countries of production

Ivory Coast, Switzerland, France, West Germany



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