Vive la France
About this film
My first professional short feature film as writer/director, VIVE LA FRANCE was made with a cast and crew of forty people over a weekend in March and cost 6500 to make.August, 1944. France has been occupied by Germany, but its people still resist. Believing that it has been harbouring resistance fighters, German soldiers have stormed a village deep in the heart of a French forest, killing all of the adults. They take the children into the woods, to where their commanding officer awaits them. In a place of quiet seclusion the Commander plans to prepare the children for a life in the future Empire of Germania. He will eradicate all trace of resistance from these children by way of an horrific test, but the soldiers suspect that their superior officer has an ulterior motive. No one, however, counts on a child's love for his siblings, and how one supreme act of defiance, sacrifice and love, will unravel everything...