CastJean-Paul Belmondo (Julien Maillat), Catherine Spaak (Jeanne), Georges Géret (Pinot), Jean-Pierre Marielle (Pierson), François Périer (Alexandre), Pierre Mondy (Dhéry) WriterFrancois Boyer, Robert Merle Release date1964 (1964) ProducersRaymond Hakim, Robert Hakim Similar moviesDirected by Henri Verneuil, Jean-Paul Belmondo movies, War movies
Weekend at dunkirk 1964 trailer
Weekend at Dunkirk (French: Week-end à Zuydcoote) is a 1964 drama film directed by Henri Verneuil and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. It is based on the 1949 Prix Goncourt winning novel Week-end at Zuydcoote (French: Week-end à Zuydcoote) by Robert Merle.
Set during World War II, it follows Julien Maillat, a French soldier who tries to join the British Army on the Royal Navy flotilla to England by boat. No matter how hard he tries to make it he and his French partners are hard pressed to get away as the fight is getting harder and the Germans closer and closer.
Jean-Paul Belmondo as Julien Maillat
Catherine Spaak as Jeanne
Jean-Pierre Marielle as Pierson
Pierre Vernier as undertaker
The film was the ninth most popular movie at the French box office in 1964.