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The Heart of a Nation

This classic film is a humorous and heartbreaking story of France under Nazi occupation.
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DVD Features:

  • Narrated by Charles Boyer
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1943
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Sweeping epic scope and recreation of pastoral country life interrupted by warfare sprawls across the screen in vivid neo-realist fashion in the rare historical cinematic treasure, The Heart Of A Nation (Utel Pere et Fils).

Three times in under one-hundred years, Paris has been seized by enemy forces. The Heart Of A Nation chronicles the spirit of revolution by juxtaposing the 1940 invasion by the Nazis with the 1871 siege of the City of Lights.

The Heart Of A Nation spans 69 years, episodically depicting a Montmartre family's struggle for peace and justice in the face of oppression. Denounced in 1942 by Nazi officials as propaganda, The Heart of a Nation was smuggled out of World War II era France and brought to America where the film was re-edited with narration by Charles Boyer. It is this famous edition of The Heart Of A Nation that is a must for history buffs, war aficionados and movie scholars.

Product Description:

The Montmarte family saga is chronicled through three wars, ending with the invasion of the Nazi's into France. This film, narrated by Charles Boyer, survived Nazi orders to destroy it.

Plot Keywords:

Family Interaction | True Story | World War II

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 11,027
  • UPC: 089218464095
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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