Serial Number 1141, Dead for France

A film by Vianney Lambert

82 min. / documentary / 2002
An Alter Ego / Images Plus

with production support from the Region of Centre, the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image) and the French Ministry of Defense (DMPA, Department of Remembrance, Heritage and Archives)

Jean Desportes was an artilleryman, serial number 1141. Dead for France on July 27, 1917, at the age of 25. With his “war diary” as my only guide, I follow in his footsteps; I retrace his path. His words confront the landscapes that I traverse. Encounters emerge, here and there.
All these places can still “speak”.