Keep the Cold War Cold
Yves Jan
2009 - 58 min - XDCAM - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - France, Finlande, Pologne, République tchèque, Royaume-Uni

For a half a century, the two blocs – Eastern and Western – faced each other down on the territory of divided Germany.
This extraordinary concentration of troops and weapons – the largest the world has ever known in peace time – could easily have tipped over into armed conflict.
But both sides restrained themselves; partly thanks to a precise knowledge of their adversaries' resources, capacities and intentions.
For more than forty years, the source of this information – a few dozen Soviet, French, British and American intelligence officers – would slip back and forth across the Iron Curtain perfectly legally.
These men made up what were known as The Potsdam Missions.

Author-Director : Yves Jan
Photography : Didier Hill-Derive
Sound : Antoine Rodet
Editing : Jean-Pierre Bloc
Delegate Producer : Artline films
Broadcasting Co-producer : France 3
Broadcasting Co-producer : Planète
Broadcasting Co-producer : Planète (Pologne), YLE (Finlande), Ceska Televize (Télévision tchèque), The History Channel UK
Contribution : CNC, Procirep, Programme MEDIA


Distributor : Zodiak Entertainment Distribution
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
Disponible au Club du doc