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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Le Trou de la corneille

Fortnight 1992, Short film, 14 mn

Synopsis

Winter of 1917. Somewhere on the French front. In a trench, a man on the look-out. This young officer, Victor, is in charge of an isolated platoon and is anxiously waiting for the relief to come… To trick his fear, he tries to reassure his men. However, the relief will never make it to the trench. During the night, while Victor tries to rest in his secluded shelter, the platoon is attacked by the enemy. When he wakes up at dawn, everything is already over.

Director

François Hanss

He studied fine arts and entered the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français. He made a short film, Poursuite. He was assistant director on advertising, short films and feature films; he also was assistant on single films and clips. He became director on documentaries, reports for example. He was diector of the second team for Le Brasier, of Eric Barbier.

Alain Jarrig
Lucien Jérôme
Marc Duret
Thierry Fortineau

Screenplay
Marie-Odile Hanss

Image
Darius Khondji

Sound
Vincent Tulli

Editing
Catherine Rascon

Music
Dmitri Chostakovitch

Set decoration
Philippe Caspari

PRODUCTION / VENTE A L’ETRANGER : François Hanss Productions