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De Gaulle (NZ)

De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
De Gaulle - NZ - image - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
NZ PREMIERE SCREENINGS - 2021 FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL AOTEAROA
De Gaulle - NZ - poster - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
A beautiful and intelligent film. Historically rigorous, with a subtle and sensitive realisation, remarkably interpreted.
Christian Berger
LES FICHES DU CINÉMA
Superbly acted. The film succeeds as insightful entertainment by drawing us into Charles De Gaulle’s political and personal turmoil, and remarkably conveying a sense of the degree to which history can hinge on strength of character.
John P. Harvey
BMA MAGAZINE
Gripping and powerful. Lambert Wilson is superb.
LE FIGARO
Director: Gabriel Le Bomin
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Carré, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Mouchet, Laurent Stocker, Alain Lenglet, Tim Hudson
Duration: 109mins
Country of Origin: France
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Mature themes
A beautiful and intelligent film. Historically rigorous, with a subtle and sensitive realisation, remarkably interpreted.
Christian Berger
LES FICHES DU CINÉMA
Superbly acted. The film succeeds as insightful entertainment by drawing us into Charles De Gaulle’s political and personal turmoil, and remarkably conveying a sense of the degree to which history can hinge on strength of character.
John P. Harvey
BMA MAGAZINE
Gripping and powerful. Lambert Wilson is superb.
LE FIGARO

2021 CÉSAR AWARDS - 3x NOMINEE - inc. Best Actor (Lambert Wilson)

Writer/director Gabriel Le Bomin’s spectacularly-mounted biographical drama DE GAULLE stirringly depicts a crucial period in the life of one of modern French history's most famous figures.

It is May 1940, where the war between Germany and its neighbours has intensified. Shockingly, the French army collapses, and Hitler seizes Paris. The government is in panic and considers accepting defeat, but recently promoted two-star General Charles de Gaulle (The Translators' Lambert Wilson), wants to change the course of history...

His wife, Yvonne (Isabelle Carré), is his first support, but very quickly events spiral out of control and separate them - she and their children set out on the roads of exodus, as Charles travels to London to meet with Winston Churchill. He wants to make another voice heard: that of resistance.

Matching the impact and scale of recent war dramas The Darkest Hour and The King’s Choice as it depicts crucial incidents in gripping tick-tock fashion, Le Bomin expertly mixes the historic and the Romanesque, charting both a military debacle and the eventual revelation of a destiny.

De Gaulle - NZ - poster - a film by Gabriel Le Bomin
NZ PREMIERE SCREENINGS - 2021 FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL AOTEAROA
Touring nationally, 9 June-14 July