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by Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux


The story unfolds around the year 1860. Louis, a photographer, convinces the general of the French Army to send him to Mexico to photograph the colonial war that is ravaging the country. Once he is there, nothing goes as planned. Never in the right place at the right time to see the battles, Louis can't snap a single picture of the war. But his encounter with Pinto, a Mexican peasant, changes his destiny. It leads him to discover neither glory nor wealth, but a way to confront the ghosts of his past.

international title: Towards the Battle
original title: Vers la bataille
country: France, Colombia
sales agent: Be for Films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux
film run: 89'
release date: FR 26/05/2021
screenplay: Olivier Demangel, Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux
cast: Malik Zidi, Leynar Gómez, Thomas Chabrol, Olivier Chantreau, Sébastien Chassagne
cinematography by: David Chambille
film editing: Thomas Glaser
art director: Jaime Luna
music: Stuart Staples
producer: Julien Naveau
associate producer: Jérôme Vidal
production: Noodles Productions, Imaginaria Cine (CO)
backing: Ciné+ (FR), CNC (FR)
distributor: Rezo Films

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