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  • Wooden Crosses (Les Croix de Bois) (1932)

FP102: “The erupting night will crush us all…"

As far as French film directors go, Raymond Bernard is one of the most neglected. At the time he made "Wooden Crosses" in 1932, there were few directors rated in higher in France. In fact, the success of this film allowed Bernard to mount an amazing three film adaptation of "Les Miserables" that is still considered by many to be the best version of the film. "Wooden Crosses" is an agonizing anti-war film, picturing war as a day-to-day drudgery, accentuated with violent an often pointless battles and deaths. Many compare it to "All Quiet on the Western Front," but we find it much more akin to Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" in its depictions. FIND THIS FILM AND WATCH IT!!

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