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Wednesday 4 November 2015 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

Paths of Glory

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
USA, 1957, 88 minutes

The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack...

Original version english; french subtitles


Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

Un long dimanche de fiançailles
(A Very Long Engagement)

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
France, 2004, 133 minutes

The film is set in France near the end of World War I in the deadly trenches of the Somme, in the gilded Parisian halls of power, and in the modest home of an indomitable provincial girl. It tells the story of this young woman's relentless, moving and sometimes comic search for her fiancé, who has disappeared. He is one of five French soldiers believed to have been court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and pushed out of an allied trench into an almost-certain death in no-man's land. What follows is an investigation into the arbitrary nature of secrecy, the absurdity of war, and the enduring passion, intuition and tenacity of the human heart.

Original version french; english subtitles

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