Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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We Were Stangers
(We Were Stangers)

by John HUSTON

In Cuba in 1930, Fenner, an American, joins docker Guillermo and an underground group to fight the dictatorship. He is helped by China VAldes whose brother was killed by policeman Ariete. The group is planning to kill a ministr and then to blow up his grave as officials will gather for his funeral. The bomb attack is supposed to trigger the rising. They dig a tunnel from China’s house to the grave. The politician is killed but buried at another place. Ariete bas China’s house besieged: he suspects China to have some responsibility in the bomb attack. Fenner gets killed. The rising starts at last.
As in some of his other films, Huston examines the theme of failure in this well-crafted, although wordy and naive film.

  • Titre français
    Les Insurgés
  • Original title
    We Were Stangers
  • Titre international
    We Were Stangers
  • Scénario
    Peter Viertel, John Huston d'après Robert Sylvester
  • Photo
    Russell Metty
  • Montage
    George Antheil
  • Interprétation
    John Garfield, Jennifer Jones, Pedro Armendáriz, Gilbert Roland, Ramón Navarro
  • Production
    Sam Spiegel
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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