Currie's Dilemma

Currie's Dilemma

| 5 min

This film has been created with rare silent archival footage from the NFB, showing Sir Arthur Currie, commander of the Canadian Corps, at work planning a battle in the company of his officers. Images and dialogue by actors have been skilfully interwoven with the hundred-year-old footage, which has been colourized and had sound added. The resulting film dramatizes the weight of Currie’s responsibilities and the dilemma he faced in whether or not to commit his men to one of the most perilous but strategically critical operations of the war. The success at crossing the Canal du Nord and the capture of Cambrai forced the Germans into retreat and hastened the end of the conflict.

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  • director
    Philippe Baylaucq
  • writer
    Philippe Baylaucq
  • producer
    René Chénier
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • editor
    Guillaume Millet
  • sound designer
    Sylvain Bellemare
  • researcher
    Pierre Marier
  • cast
    Daniel Potvin
    Dany Gange
  • director of photography
    Bruno Carrière
  • wardrobe
    Priscilla Matte
  • voice
    Mark Camacho
    Anthony Robinow
    Marcel Jeannin
  • voice recording
    Difuze inc.
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
    Luc Léger
    Nicolas Gagnon
  • mixer
    Geoffrey Mitchell