Les Démons de L'aube (1942)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Les Demons de L'Aube was French director Yves Allegret's first film since 1943. Also known as Dawn Devils, the film was designed as a showcase for up-and-coming Gallic leading man Georges Marchal. He plays a patriotic French commando, doing battle against the Nazis in the darkest days of the Occupation. An unabashed flagwaver, Les Demons de L'Aube lacks the personal touch of Allegret's best films. This is in a way understandable; the war was finally over, and the French film industry was anxious to stress the value of teamwork in the recent decimation of the Axis powers (teamwork that wasn't always present during the war itself!)

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battle [war], commando, Nazism, occupation [military], resistance, survivor, war