La Grande Vadrouille (1966)


Wednesday 1st June 2022, 7:45 PM

  • Director:  Gérard Oury
  • Running time: 2h 12m.
  • Year: 1966 | Genre: Comedy | Rating: PG
  • Venue location: Leytonstone Library (1st floor)

La Grande Vadrouille – literally “The Great Stroll” – originally released in the United Kingdom as Don’t Look Now… We’re Being Shot At!) is a 1966 French-British comedy film set in 1942 about French civilians who help the crew of a Royal Air Force bomber shot down over Paris to make their way through German-occupied France to safe territory.

The film was the most popular of 1966 at the French box office with admissions almost twice as much as the second most popular, ‘Dr Zhivago’.

La Grande Vadrouille remained the most successful French film in France for over forty years, and is still the fifth most successful film ever in France (on the basis of admissions), of any nationality, behind the 1997 version of ‘Titanic’, French hits ‘Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis’ (2008) and ‘Intouchables’ (2011), which were seen by over 19,000,000 cinemagoers, and ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’.

La Grande Vadrouille (1966) – trailer
Screening on Wednesday 1st June 2022, 7:45 PM

At Leytonstone library (first floor), Church Lane, E11 1HG

Ticket price £6 (£5 all concessions) sold onsite and on event night only.

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