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Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

04/22/1949 (FR) DramaRomanceWar 1h 27m


In a small town in occupied France in 1941, the German officer, Werner Von Ebrennac is billeted in the house of the uncle and his niece. The uncle and niece refuse to speak to him, but each evening the officer warms himself by the fire and talks of his country, his music, and his idealistic views of the relationship between France and Germany. That is, until he visits Paris and discovers what is really going on...

  1. Jean-Pierre Melville

    Director, Writer

  2. Vercors


Top Billed Cast

  1. Howard Vernon

    Howard Vernon

    Werner von Ebrennac

  2. Nicole Stéphane

    La Nièce (as Nicole Stephane)

  3. Jean-Marie Robain

    Jean-Marie Robain


  4. Amy Aaröe

    Amy Aaröe

    La Fiancée (as Ami Aaroe)

  5. Georges Patrix


  6. Denis Sadier


  7. Rudelle


  8. Max Fromm

    L'Allemand (as Fromm)

  9. Claude Vernier

    Claude Vernier

    L'Allemand (as Vernier)

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Le Silence de la Mer
Le Silence de la Mer

Original Title Le Silence de la mer

Status Released

Original Language French

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