Visuel Ligne de vie


A film by Hugo Becker

December 24, 1916.

On the other side of a German checkpoint, a truck carrying mail is stopped, crippled by bullets. Inside, a man is killed. Another man and a woman, who were on a postal mission, claim their innocence in the death of their traveling companion, and their presence in enemy territory. The radio guiding them was cut off until they found themselves in no-man’s-land. “There’s no way they could have got through the roadblock, unless they were working for the Krauts”.

On Christmas Eve 1916, a cross-examination began to find out the real reason for the presence of enemy letter carriers and couriers in the trenches.

  • 2024
  • short film
  • Paprika Films
  • Nouvelle Donne Production
  • Hugo Becker
  • France 2, le CNC, la Région Grand Est, le Département de la Moselle, le Département de la Meuse, RTGE, Talents Adami et la Fondation de la Poste