Original Trailer for the French release of Enfants de la Patrie, which premiered and made the European film festival rounds in 1998.
The film was written by Mathieu Kassovitz and
directed by Benoît Astier [ed. note from Morgan: ALSO DIRECTED BY HIM I AM GLAD WE CAUGHT THIS ERROR AROUND 40,000 PAGEVIEWS INTO THIS WHOLE THING, uh, whoops]. It stars American actors, Sebastian Stan and Chris Evans, as the lead roles of James Buchanan Barnes and Steve Rogers.
Since there was no American release (due to protests and cancellations) and no records kept of any promotional material from the UK, the low quality, un-subtitled French trailer is all we have. Unless you are lucky enough to get your hands on a bootleg VHS of course. I did my best with Youtube’s subtitle capabilities in both French and English. I hope they will suffice.
It’s a shame that this film, and the powerfully emotional and complicated, yet still unambiguously moral, vision Kassovitz holds up to Captain America, remains so nearly lost. Let us not allow that image to be forgotten.
This is a fanvideo based on a fake film described in the ever so wonderfully fabulous fanfiction Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film. A link to the fanfic is here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1599293
Now go forth and read!
This is basically the best thing that has ever happened to me.