Switzerland and WWII

An exemplary neutrality ?

  • Direction

    Philippe Saada
  • Author

    Philippe Saada
  • Coproduction

  • Broadcaster



History has bequeathed to us an image of Switzerland as a country that maintained admirable neutrality during World War II. And yet! From 1939 to 1945 the tiny Confederation abandoned its legendary values, and business- as-usual took precedence over other considerations. The country preserved its neutrality by taking liberties with its most fundamental principles, even when those concessions compromised its own honor.
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      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka Gallier - g.gallier@cineteve.fr
    • Technical team

      Voice over : Mohamed Rouabhi Editing : Paul Le Grouyer Aditing assistant: Samuel Pinon ; Emmanuelle Joly Sound editing : Frédéric Commault Documentalist : Karim Kamrani Graphism : Julien Condom Calibrator : Marc Desbordes
    • Cast

      A Philippe Saada and Paul Le Grouyer documentary Directed by Philippe Saada Editorial director : Olivier Wieviorka Artistic director : David Korn-Brzoza Historical advisor : Irène Herrmann
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      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka Gallier - g.gallier@cineteve.fr
    • Music edition

    • Festival

      Festival international du film d'Histoire de Pessac - 2020 - Official competition
    • A Cinétévé and Arte France production