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Martin soldat, Movie, 1966 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Soldier Martin
  • General Fiaskone (Germany)
  • Le armi segrete del generale Fiascone (Italy)
  • Agarra que é General (Portugal)
  • Kiss Me General (United Kingdom)

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DidierF FR

2015-04-25 15:01

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[Image: deville66martin02.jpg]
de Michel Deville, écrit par Nina Companeez sur un scénario de Maurice Rheims.

L'action se situe entre juin 1944 en Normandie et août 44 à Paris. Martin Hauser (Robert Hirsch), acteur d'une minuscule troupe en tournée, est successivement pris pour un officier allemand par les Américains, pour un officier français par les Allemands, pour un officier allemand par les Allemands encore, puis par les Français, etc. Il en profite tout de même pour être héroïque (parfois volontairement) tout le long, reçoit des médailles mais finit recalé à son entrée à la Comédie Française (kolossal clin d’œil à la réalité de l'acteur, sociétaire de la maison).

Curieuse comédie qui fait à peine sourire, ce film est pour les (vraiment) hard-core fans de Hirsch, les autres risquant le précoce décrochage tellement il en fait tellement. J'ai souri deux fois (sa conduite de la jeep avec un bras faussement en écharpe, qu'il doit changer pour pouvoir passer les vitesses, et sa ligne à la fin, adressée à la caméra, sur "les enfants, c'est le public le plus difficile").

Malgré son encombrante présence, on peut apprécier le jeu de Paul-Émile Deiber (peut-être trois minutes à l'écran, mais épatantes de justesse), et des acteurs allemands Walter Rilla et Reinhard Kolldehoff. On aura apprécié aussi que chaque rôle parle selon sa nationalité. Et on aura pu négliger l'apparition négligeable de Marlène Jobert. (Le principal rôle féminin est tenu par l'étrange Véronique Vendell.)

Pour rjluna2
[Image: deville66martin83.jpg]
traffic lights in front of the Comédie française theatre, Paris, 1966.

Very heavy-handed war comedy, with almost no really funny moments neither any grace.

But some nicely shot vehicles, as you can see. For the amateurs, it's really a Jeep-movie.

One (nicely shot too) plane is to come, for IMPDb.org collectors.


-- Last edit: 2015-04-25 15:09:16

DidierF FR

2015-04-25 15:14

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For IMPDb.org

[Image: deville66martin35.jpg][Image: deville66martin38.jpg]
[Image: deville66martin40.jpg][Image: deville66martin45.jpg]

I forgot to say that there are some very nice locations in the movie, but I can't find where the filming was made.

rjluna2 US

2015-04-25 21:23

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DidierF wrote Pour rjluna2

traffic lights in front of the Comédie française[i] theatre, Paris, 1966.

:p The yellow signal lights was not introduced in that era.

By the way, merci Didier :)

My comments at Traffic Lights in Internet Movie Car Database.

-- Last edit: 2015-04-25 21:23:55

DidierF FR

2015-04-25 21:33

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rjluna2 wrote The yellow signal lights was not introduced in that era.
I first thought you were talking about 1966! But yes, you're right (I mean: you know better), it's probably an anachronism for a 1944 setting.

eLMeR FM

2015-05-09 02:16

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rjluna2 wrote :p The yellow signal lights was not introduced in that era.[...]

Do you mean that there was no 3-color traffic lights in France in 1944? That's odd, as I found some contradictory informations about this here (fr):
Quote 1934: À Paris (11 carrefours équipés), et à Londres, installation des premiers feux à trois couleurs, consécutif à la Convention de Genève de 1931 sur l'unification de la signalisation routière.
(3-color traffic-lights installed at 11 intersections in Paris and some in London, due to the 1931 Genève Convention about the unification of the road signage)
1937: Remplacement du dernier feu à sonnerie de Paris par un feu tricolore.
(In Paris, last ringing traffic signal replaced by a 3-color one)
1938 : La circulaire du 11 juillet 1938 fixe les caractéristiques des feux tricolores en France.
(The Circular of 11 July 1938 settles the specs of the 3-color traffic lights in France)

There is no details about how long it took to cover the whole city nor the whole country (Angers and Saint-Nazaire had apparently their first 3-color traffic lights in 1953, and the French Polynesia waited until 1965), but it appears that a Parisian traffic light with the yellow light was a possibility in 1944 :)

Same site in French, but another page (no anchor, sorry, it's in the middle of the page) talks about tests in 1932 and officialization in 1938.
And this page is "for your eyes only", with pictures of all models used in Paris since the 1930s. A website made by a French rjluna2? ;)
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The linked website has an English version too, but with less infos, and most pages remain in French despite the "en" in their name.
And just for fun, the proposed "survey of the month" is about... the accuracy of historical re-enactment concerning the light signals in movies :D


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rjluna2 US

2015-05-09 02:51

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That is possible, eLMeR :think:

But, the picture as shown provided by Didier shows that has more modern traffic signal light fixture than the one that was made in the 1930s the link you provided to me :think:

But, neverlessness it is a good information even though it is in French :D

Corkeyandpals US

2016-03-21 04:46

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Aircraft at: http://impdb.org/index.php?title=Martin_soldat

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