The Resource Calm At Sea

Calm At Sea

Label
Calm At Sea
Title
Calm At Sea
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few outside Europe are familiar with Guy Moquet, the symbol of the French Resistance against the Nazi occupation during the second World War, but to the country of France, he is a brave soul that lives forever in their hearts and minds. Calm at Sea, a narrative based on Moquet?s final days, is one of the outstanding historical dramas that Corinth is especially proud to distribute...In October of 1941, two German officers are gunned down in broad daylight in Nantes by French Resistance members, the first instance of German blood to be shed in this region. In retaliation, Hitler orders 100 Frenchmen to be shot. Instead of innocent Frenchmen, it was later arranged that 100 political prisoners would die, selected by the district administrator from a camp in Brittany where Moquet and others like him are incarcerated for various offences. Moquet himself was guilty of distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets...The harshness of Hitler?s order leaves the inhabitants of the camp in disbelief. Moquet, at age 17, is the youngest of all the prisoners to be executed. This event quickly becomes known as one of France?s many World War 2 atrocities, and in the years following his death, Moquet was mourned and remembered by his countrymen. The prisoners are forced to grapple with their consciences and reflect on the impact they have had on the resistance against the Nazis and their other fellow comrades. Moquet?s last letter, written before his execution, has become one of France?s proud relics, and since 2007 has become required reading of French school children...Volker Schlondorff, the writer and director of this film, reflects: "In his memorandum, ?On the Hostage Question?, Ernst Junger reports about the shootings of French citizens during the Occupation. This long lost text is one of the sources for my screenplay which is also based on letters from the hostages, police records, and a novella by Heinrich Boll.”..Schlondorff reflects on his days in Vannes, France more than fifty years ago, in which he remembers the sentiments the French had towards their German occupiers. It was at that time when he learned of the events that unfolded after the German officers were gunned down in Nantes that ultimately led to the creation of the French Resistance. The prestigious German director has carefully and brilliantly re-created a narrative of the events that unfolded after that event, and in doing so has helped to preserve the memory of the young man who bravely defied the Nazi occupation of France
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Corinth Films in 2011
Language note
In English
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  • Corinth Films (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
95
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  • Foreign language films
  • Foreign language films
Technique
live action
Label
Calm At Sea
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (96 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1328987
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993076042
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1328987
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Calm At Sea
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (96 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1328987
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993076042
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1328987
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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