The Call of Silence

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The Call of Silence
Directed by Léon Poirier
Produced by Léon Poirier
Written by Léon Poirier
Starring Jean Yonnel
Pierre de Guingand
Jacqueline Francell
Music by Claude Delvincourt
Cinematography Goudard Georges
Georges Million
Societé Artistique Commerciale et Industrielle
Distributed by Compagnie Industrielle Cinématographique
Release date
1 May 1936
Running time
109 minutes
Country France
Language French

The Call of Silence (French:L'Appel du Silence) is a 1936 French drama film directed by Léon Poirier and starring Jean Yonnel, Pierre de Guingand and Jacqueline Francell. It is based on the life of the Catholic missionary Charles de Foucauld.[1]


Charles de Foucauld travels the Sahara as a missionary and eventually gets killed by local rebels.



  1. ^ "APPEL DU SILENCE (L')". Retrieved 2014-02-17. 


  • Andrews, Dudley. Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film. Princeton University Press, 1995.

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