Synopsis:
The Three Pledges recounts the significant events of the First World War and the occupation of Belgium by the Germans, through the story of François, a young Belgian soldier who was 22 years old in 1914. Events force him to take three vows, of duty, of the heart and of remembrance. This documentary-fiction film plunges its audience into the heart of the fighting and allows it to experience the full force of the four-year-long war. It is illustrated with archive material from the period, by re-enactments of events, with images of remembrance sites today and by interviews with historians from several different countries. “What is the value of a vow when you are no longer master of your own destiny, when your small, peaceful, neutral homeland is invaded by the most powerful army in the world, when its population is martyred, occupied, humiliated but not beaten?”
Director's filmography:
Jacques Donjean
- Une nuit de cafard (1999 - Short)
- La grimace (2001 - Short)
- Le masque de la mort rouge (2007 - Feature)
- Jacques Charlier, pirate de l'art (2013 - TV)
- Les 3 serments, la Première Guerre mondiale en Belgique (2014 - Feature)
- Charles Vandenhove, architecte de l'art (2016 - TV)
Philippe Raxhon
- Les 3 serments, la Première Guerre mondiale en Belgique (2014 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2014
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
90'
Production:
Les Films de la Passerelle