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Completed On: 05 Apr, 2021


Duration: 44 min 17 sec

Genres: Documentary

Language: French

Country: France

Submitted By: Arnaud Blin

Festival Rating 7.9

Rémy Cassigneul was 19, Marguerite Cassigneul 17
when, on June 6, 1944, the Allied forces landed in
They expected to see Americans, their ears theirs
soon made it clear that they were Canadians. Of
young men barely older than them who, after 4
years of occupation, freed them from occupation
German in the Juno Beach area. A bunch of
sand of ten kilometers stretching from
Courseulles in Saint-Aubin-sur-mer.
75 later, Marguerite and Rémy are part of this family
increasingly reduced witnesses to the D-Day landings,
those whose eyes say "I was there".
For them, this famous D-Day is not a simple page
from a history book, a chapter from a documentary. This is
an essential part of their life that they have agreed to
share with us, in this documentary, on the occasion
commemorations of the 75th anniversary of
With them we go to the very place where
landed the Canadians on June 6, 1944, in the
Bény-sur-mer Canadian military cemetery / Reviers
where more than 2,000 soldiers rest, at the very place where the
Canadians freed them. We also meet
young people from the north coast of New Brunswick,
Canada, many of whom have relatives who fought in
Normandy, collectors of military vehicles….
But, above all, we give the words to those who can
still speak in first person, to those for whom
this land liberated by the Canadians is forever a land
With an additional dimension: December 4, 2019,
Rémy Cassigneul passed away at the age of 95. In
his eyes, there was the gaze of these soldiers until the end
Canadians who marked his life forever.

  • Directors
    Arnaud BLin
  • Producer
    Arnaud Blin
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  • Runtime
    44 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date
    05 Apr, 2021
  • Production Budget
    5000 USD
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  • Student Project
  • First-time Filmmaker

Arnaud Blin
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