STK-ID 36138

[Remark: these scenes deal with life of German prisoners of war being held in concentration camp somewhere in Canada during World War II.] Shots of prisoners in gym shorts punching heavy bags in gym. Exterior shot of balance act by two prisoners who were nationally famous in Germany before the war, man lying on his back, balancing ladder on his feet as other does acrobatics atop upright ladder. Exterior shot of prisoners doing gymnastics exercises on parallel bars. MSs of prisoners playing chess and smoking, of five prisoners having tea and biscuits in prison barrack. Rear LS of prisoners climbing up hill towards barrack in background. MS of prisoner lying in bed, prison doctor examining him. Shots of prisoners boxing in ring, other prisoners watching and cheering in background. MS of prisoners in gym trunks working out on heavy punching bags in prison gym. MS of two men stacking books in prison library.


Excerpt from
Prisoners of war
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486