The Unknowns of the World (1961)

01/02/1961 (FR) Documentary 36m
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Les inconnus de la terre starts like a traditional feature film: in the beginning of the film all the leading roles are given a short introduction. This is followed by a number of interviews, in which the makers unashamedly appear themselves. They include an interview with a lonely shepherd and one with three unmarried brothers who try to run the parental farm for better or worse. Notwithstanding the fact that this mode of interviewing has now become classical, les inconnus de la terre works rather refreshingly. The film is more than just an enumeration of problems. In an honest way it shows the ties of those involved to the land and to nature, in addition to being a plea for the modernization of French agriculture.

  1. Mario Ruspoli


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  1. M. Beaufils

  2. Famille Cheyla

  3. Gilles Quéant

    Récitant / Narrator (voice)

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Original Title Les inconnus de la terre

Status Released

Original Language English

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