Victor Martin's Mission

A film by Didier Roten

Victor Martin's mission is a unique story. Victor Martin, an unknown hero, is sent in October 42 by the Belgian resistance to find out the destination of deportation trains leaving Belgium. His journey led him to the doors of Auschwitz. The film relates his exceptional humanitarian spy mission in the form of an historical road-movie with original drawings by Bernard Hislaire, unreleased archive material,and interviews.


Didier Roten
Writers: Didier Roten
Bernard Krouck
Actors: Didier Roten
Pierre Pigeolet

Bernard Cogniaux

Drawings: Bernard Hislaire
Images: Stéphane Patti
Sound: Nicolas Guadano
Editing: Catherine D'Hoir
Production directors: Caroline Helburg
Joëlle Kilimnik
Producers: Stéphane Jourdain
Willy Perelsztejn
52 minutes - Beta digital - Stereo - Colour

A coproduction of La Huit Production - Les Films de la Mémoire - TV 10 Angers - RTBF Charleroi

With the support:
  • Of the Cinema and Audiovisual Centre of the French-speaking Community of Belgium and the Walloon TV-Broadcasters
  • Of the National Centre of Cinematography (France)
  • Of the Hainaut Province, Direction of cultural affairs (Belgium)
  • Of the Ministry of Defence, State secretariat of veteran fighters (France)
  • Of TV5

Developed with the support of the program of the European Union. Distributed with the support of the program of the European Union.

Grand Prize for Historial Research : XXVth International Festival of the Art and Pedagogic Film, UNESCO House, Paris - december 2001
Jury's Prize : FI.DOC, Festival of Documentary Fiction Film in Capbreton (France) - april 2004

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