From D-Day to Dien Bien Phu – 2014

First collaboration with Georges Guillot. On this film, I was location recordist on Vietnam shooting. I used an Edirol R-4 with Wendt X2 preamp, HF Audio Limited microphones with Sanken COS11 capsules and a Neumann KM 185 for the boom. The atmos were recorded with an OKTAVA MK12 matched pair.


From D-Day (June 6, 1944), more than 200,000 German soldiers were captured. The film retraces and explains the detention of these Germans in camps on French soil, then, for some, their engagement in the French Foreign Legion to go and fight in Indochina and escape captivity. Today, 60 years after Dien Bien Phu, where many of their comrades were killed, former German legionnaires testify. Many experienced further captivity in Viet Minh camps.

Technical Specs

Director : Georges Guillot
Production : La gaillarde Productions – France 3 Ouest
Producer : Noël Alpi
DOP and sound France : Wilfrid Sempé & Gertrude Baillot
DOP Vietnam : Pham Hong Cuong
Sound Vietnam : Arnaud Soulier
Editor : Denis Le Paven
Mixer : Thierry Compain

Poster Du D-Day à Dien Bien Phu
Poster Fro, D-Day to Dien Bien Phu
From D-Day to Dien Bien Phu