1985 Official Selection, film index

The Soldier's Tale

The Soldier's Tale

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

A little soldier meets the devil and trades his violin against Satan's promise of good fortune. The devil changes his mask all the time: butterfly collector, radio announcer, photographer, masseur in a sauna. The little soldier on leave… Stravinsky's music sets the pace, with a judicious mixture of jazz, church music, tango, waltz and ragtime.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Soldier's Tale

    Directed by: R.O. BLECHMAN

    Country: USA

    Year of production: 1984

    Running time: 57 min 35 s

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: drawing on cels

    Version: English

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: R.O. BLECHMAN

    Production: BLECHMAN R.O. INC, R.O. BLECHMAN

    Distribution: KINO LORBER, INC, Yaël HALBRON

    Based on: Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

    Animation: Maciek Albrecht, Fred Burns, Tissa David, Tony Eastman, John R. Gaug, Yvette Kaplan, Bill Littlejohn, Fred Mogubgub, Ed Smith, Mary Szilagyi, Dean Yeagle

    Music: Igor Stravinsky, Los-Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gérard Schwarz

    Editing: Ernest Troost

    Voice: Max Von Sydow, André Gregory