Bresson's first film is, totally uncharacteristically, a slapstick comedy, centred around two neighbouring republics, Crogandia and Miremia, and the various disasters that befall the ceremonial unveiling of a statue, the launching of a ship, and the crash-landing of a Miremian pilot in Crogandian territory.
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Did You Know?
Considered to have been destroyed in a fire during the war, the film was found again by the Cinémathèque Française in 1986. See more