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MIPCOM Picks 2014: The Last Fallen Soldier

On November 11, 1918, after an armistice deal was struck between the Allies and Germany, 40-year-old private Augustin Trébuchon of France was tasked with delivering the message to the Germans.
October 1, 2014


Partners: Artisans du film, Miyu Productions and ECPAD with Planète+; distributed by Zed
Length: 1 x 52 minutes
Aired: May 2014 (Planète+)
Rights available: Worldwide
On November 11, 1918, after an armistice deal was struck between the Allies and Germany, 40-year-old private Augustin Trébuchon of France was tasked with delivering the message to the Germans. As he made his way across the battlefield in the French region of Champagne-Ardenne, Trébuchon was shot to death just five minutes before the ceasefire was instated. By integrating animation and archival footage, this innovative doc tackles the armistice from the perspectives of the leaders involved in the negotiations, and the story of Trébuchon and his fellow soldiers in the 415th Infantry Regiment.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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