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Wednesday 18 November 2015 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

Johnny Got His Gun

Directed by Dalton Trumbo
USA, 1971, 111 minutes

Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. He remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories, unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one day he discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers.

Original version english; french subtitles


Wednesday 25 November 2015 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

War Horse

Directed by JSteven Spielberg
USA, 2011, 146 minutes

Dartmoor 1914: To his wife's dismay farmer Narracott buys a thoroughbred horse rather than a plough animal, but when his teenage son Albert trains the horse and calls him Joey, the two become inseparable. When harvest fails, the farmer has to sell Joey to the British cavalry and he is shipped to France where, after a disastrous offensive, he is captured by the Germans and changes hands twice before he is found, caught in No Man's Land four years later and freed. He is returned behind British lines where Albert, now a private, has been temporarily blinded by gas, but still recognizes his beloved Joey. However, as the Armistice is declared Joey is set to be auctioned off. After all they have been through will Albert and Joey return home together?

Original version English; french subtitles

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