Genre(s) Fiction, Educational
Format(s) CGI, Live action, Cinematic VR
Da Prod (France)
Verdun 1916. On the verge of a new battle, a transmission soldier must fix a PC line in one of the trenches. 20 years old. He lost his right ear to an explosion, his left one is in no better shape. Julien, without any gun will be dragged into war’s nonsense and violence reality. No surprise if nonsense literature novels are so obsessed with violence and war. In Dino Buzzati’s The Tartar Steppe or in Albert Camus’ The Stranger, the writers ponder humanity’s limit in front of violence, let it be military or personal, politically organized or free. We wanted to show this war nonsense through the experience of a frail hero, a hearing-impaired boy, Julien, alien to a world he doesn’t understand anymore. Using 360 stereoscopy, Battlefield is a 13-minute movie which offers an immersive experience in the heart of the trenches, in the heart of madness. In the beginning, Julien doesn’t take part into the battle. He’s a technician in charge of communication maintenance, supposed to stay away from the frontline. Having Baptiste at his side is essential for him, as he can’t hear well. Here’s a deaf man giving back their voices to officers, and against his will, sending men to death.