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La Guerre Est Finie Details


La Guerre est Finie represents one of the few "linear" films of French director Alain Resnais. Instead of indulging in his beloved flashbacks and flashforwards, Resnais sticks to a logical progression of events in relating this jaundiced tale of political activism. Yves Montand plays a tired, ageing revolutionary whose current target is Spain's Franco regime. Having become a familiar face to the authorities, Montand is no longer of any value as an undercover operative, yet he insists on leading a strike in Madrid. He is stopped from doing so by his fellow revolutionaries, who feel that Montand has become out of synch with the Movement. When Montand is finally able to complete his mission, everything goes wrong. Among the hero's "fellow" activists are Genevieve Bujold and Ingrid Thulin, both of whom harbor a romantic interest in Montand. The casual viewer might be surprised at the lack of action in the film, but favoring suspense over action is typical of Alain Resnais. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Awarded by
French Film Critics Circle Alain Resnais Prix Louis-Delluc 1966 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jorge Semprun Best Original Screenplay 1967 Nominee


Yves Montand
as Diego
Ingrid Thulin
as Marianne
Geneviève Bujold
as Nadine Sallanches
Michel Piccoli
as 1st Customs Inspector
Jean Bouise
as Ramon
Yvette Etievant
as Yvette
Françoise Bertin
as Carmen
Jean Dasté
as Chief
Jorge Semprun
as Narrator
Marie Mergey
as Madame Lopez
Pierre Barbaud
as Client
Laure Paillette
as Old Lady
Bernard Fresson
as Sarlat
Gerard Sety
as Bill
Paul Crauchet
as Roberto
Catherine de Seynes
as Jeanine
Marcel Cuvelier
as Fourth inspector
Jose Maria Flotats
as Miguel
Anouk Ferjac
as Madame Jude
Gerard Lartigau
as Head of "Revolutionary Action"
Laurence Badie
as Bernadette Pluvier
Roland Monod
as Antoine
Antoine Bourseiller
as Traveller
Jean-Francois Remi
as Juan
Annie Fargue
as Agnes
Claire Duhamel
as Traveller
Dominique Rozan
as Jude
Jacques Rispal
as Manolo
Pierre Decazes
as Station employee


Alain Resnais
Catherine Winter
Jorge Semprun
Sacha Vierny
Eric Pluet
Jacques Saulnier
Production Designer
Jacques Saulnier
Set Designer
Charles Merangel
Set Designer
Antoine Bonfanti
Sound/Sound Designer
Philippe Brun
Camera Operator
Alexandre Marcus