Black and White in Color
|Black and White in Color|
|Directed by||Jean-Jacques Annaud|
|Music by||Pierre Bachelet|
|Edited by||Françoise Bonnot|
France 3 Cinéma
Smart Film Produktion
Société Française de Production (SFP)
Société Ivoirienne de Cinema
|Distributed by||Allied Artists (USA)|
Black and White in Color (French: La Victoire en chantant, then Noirs et Blancs en couleur for the 1977 re-issue) is a 1976 war film and black comedy directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud in his directorial debut. It depicts French colonists at war with the Germans in West Africa during World War I, and is set in one of the then German colonies; either Togoland or Kamerun. The film adopts a strong antimilitaristic point of view, and is noteworthy for ridiculing the French side even more harshly than their German counterparts.
The original French title is the first four words (the first line) of the song Le Chant du départ, a French military song.
It won the 1976 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; it was submitted to the Academy by Côte d'Ivoire, resulting in that country's first and only Oscar.
- Jean Carmet as Sergeant Bosselet
- Jacques Dufilho as Paul Rechampot
- Catherine Rouvel as Marinette
- Jacques Spiesser as Hubert Fresnoy
- Maurice Barrier as Caprice
- Benjamin Memel Atchory
- African theatre of World War I
- List of submissions to the 49th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Ivorian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "The 49th Academy Awards (1977) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 25 March 2012.