Directed by Anja Unger, co-written with Renaud Lavergne
At the end of World War II France exfiltrated children born of German mothers and French fathers, soldiers in occupied Germany. The objective of these “State adoptions” was to help re-populate France.
The film traces the establishment of this system and the history of children “produced” by it.
Format: 16/9 - 1x52’ + 1x43' - Colour - HD
Production: UN FILM À LA PATTE / FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS / SWR / ARTE
Fundings: Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée, Région Grand Est, Procirep-Angoa
First broadcaster: Arte
Other broadcasters: France 3 Grand Est & SWR/ARD (Germany)
Image: Grégory Rodriguez
Additional images: Émilie Aujé, Selina Becker, Solène Doerflinger, Jean-Marc Selva
Sound: Grégory Pernet
Additional sounds: Selina Becker, Matthieu Daude, Jean-Christophe Girard, Jérémie Vernerey
Editing: Stéphane Perriot
Artistic direction & animations: Jean-Clément Turblin
Original music: Pascal Doumange