Weekend at Dunkirk
Weekend at Dunkirk (French: Week-end à Zuydcoote) is a 1964 war drama film directed by Henri Verneuil and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. It is based on the 1949 Prix Goncourt winning novel Week-end at Zuydcoote (French: Week-end à Zuydcoote) by Robert Merle.
|Weekend at Dunkirk|
|Directed by||Henri Verneuil|
|Produced by||Raymond Hakim|
|Written by||François Boyer|
|Music by||Maurice Jarre|
|Edited by||Claude Durand|
|Box office||3,154,140 admissions (France)|
Set during the Battle of Dunkirk, the film follows Julien Maillat, a French soldier who tries to join the British Army on the Royal Navy's boat flotilla to England. No matter how hard he tries to make it, he and his French partners are hard pressed to get away as the fight is getting harder and the Germans closer and closer.
The film was the ninth most popular movie at the French box office in 1964.
According to Fox records, the film needed to earn $1,700,000 in rentals to break even and made $1,755,000, meaning it made a profit.
- Box office information for film at Box Office Story
- Fremont-Smith, Eliot. "New York Times: Weekend à Zuydcoote". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-03.
- "1964 French box office". Box Office Story. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- Silverman, Stephen M (1988). The Fox that got away : the last days of the Zanuck dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox. L. Stuart. p. 325.
- Week-end à Zuydcoote on IMDb
- Weekend at Dunkirk at Le Film Guide
- Kirkup, James (2 April 2004). "Obituaries: Robert Merle". The Independent. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
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