13 times Dunkirk


Deeply moved by a 5-minute archival film showing Dunkirk in 1913, a traveler decides to visit and come to know what, 100 years later, remains of a city largely destroyed during the two world wars.

His approach is at once poetic, urbanist, political, vagabond, social, comic, sensual, literary, aesthetic, risky, and so forth, and in 12 trips and meetings throughout the city (following his “original” trip), he tries to grasp something of the special Dunkirk “spirit”, of what remains, what is created or transmitted from one era to the next.


13 times Dunkirk


Year : 2013
Author-director : Frédéric Touchard
Co-Author : Christophe Jean
Duration : 52 minutes
Distribution : Les Docs du Nord

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Sound: Adrien Michel

Editing: Iris Omont

Music: Antonin Carette and Dawn Penn interpreted by the Sevezoo Brass Band

In coproduction with Wéo – Télés Nord- Pas-de-Calais, ASTV, Opal’TV, the digital agency Œil pour Œil and Pictanovo with the support of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

With the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, the Procirep – Society of Cinema and Television Producers and Angoa and Dunkirk 2013 – Regional Capital of Culture.


Selected for the International Festival of News Reporting and Documentaries on Society FIGRA 2014 – web-doc