Film

Bertrand Tavernier and the Great War

When, in the late 1980s, the legendary French director Bertrand Tavernier decided to make a film about the cost in lives and suffering of the Great War, he applied to the army for assistance. They told him they couldn’t be involved because they were concentrating on the forthcoming bicentennial of the French Revolution. Tavernier told the story with great amusement when he and Philippe Noiret were interviewed for the special edition of Life and Nothing But (1989). Whatever the merits of a project, nothing can interfere with a bureaucracy’s administrative agenda. Ironically this was one of the subjects of the…

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