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Chickamauga (1962)

| Short, Drama
Adapted from a short story by Ambrose Bierce, a young, deaf-mute witnesses the carnage of the American Civil War as a surrealistic dream.


Robert Enrico


Ambrose Bierce (story)


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Credited cast:
Pierre Boffety Pierre Boffety ... Johny
Anne Cornaly Anne Cornaly
Roger Jacquet
Edwine Moatti Edwine Moatti
Frédérique Ruchaud Frédérique Ruchaud
Stephan Sey Stephan Sey


One sunny autumn afternoon a child strayed away from its rude home in a small field and entered a forest unobserved. The child was a boy aged about six years, the son of a poor planter. In his younger manhood the father had been a soldier, had fought against naked savages and followed the flag of his country into the capital of a civilized race to the far South. In the peaceful life of a planter the warrior-fire survived; once kindled, it is never extinguished. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Short | Drama






French | English

Also Known As:

La rivière de la mort See more »

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Lozere, France See more »

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Edited into In the Midst of Life (1963) See more »

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11 January 2006 | by bacon1489See all my reviews

I just recently saw Chickamauga, and I thought it was very well shot and the story line was like no other. My film analysis class saw it for the first time and the reactions were very different. When Johny, the deaf-mute begins envisioning the drummer soldier as a clown was a little frightening. It just goes to show how blind our eyes were at the Civil War. All being seen through the little boy's mind was quite surreal. All and all it was a very good film that I would recommend. Just don't be scared when Johny starts riding the slave and the dying soldier, he doesn't know any better. His mother and father let him go off and play out in the forest by himself for an extended period of time, even when they know there is a battle beginning. Johny falls asleep and wakes up to encounter, what it seems to him, a fun atmosphere. Watch for yourself and see where it takes you!

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