1958: Those Who Said No (2018)

10/06/2018 (FR) DocumentaryTV MovieHistory 55m


On October 4, 2018, France celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Fifth Republic. It is a republic born in the throes of the Algerian War and one which—from the day it was founded by General de Gaulle until the presidency of a very Jupiterian Emmanuel Macron—has been assailed as a “Republican monarchy” by partisans of a more assertive parliamentarian state. By revisiting the struggle of those who dared oppose the new regime — only to suffer a crushing defeat on September 28, 1958, when they were barely able to garner 20% of the vote against the constitutional text — this film shines a powerful new light on the origins of the Fifth Republic and its consequences for the next 60 years. It is a constitutional debate that planted the seeds for a complete upheaval of the French political landscape, on the left in particular, and set the country in motion toward what would be called the Union of the Left.

  1. Philippe Saada

    Director, Writer

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  1. Philippe Saada

    Narrator (voice)

  2. Pierre Pflimlin

    Pierre Pflimlin

    Self (archive footage)

  3. Raoul Salan

    Self (archive footage)

  4. Jacques Massu

    Jacques Massu

    Self (archive footage)

  5. Pierre Joxe

    Pierre Joxe


  6. Jean-François Sirinelli

    Jean-François Sirinelli


  7. Charles de Gaulle

    Charles de Gaulle

    Self (archive footage)

  8. Pierre Mendès France

    Pierre Mendès France

    Self (archive footage)

  9. Charles Hernu

    Charles Hernu

    Self (archive footage)

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1958: Those Who Said No
1958: Those Who Said No

Original Title 1958, ceux qui ont dit non

Status Released

Original Language French

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