Adventures in the Colonies

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1.
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
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In early 20th century Morocco, a Sharif kidnaps an American woman and her children, forcing President Theodore Roosevelt to send in forces to conduct a rescue mission. (119 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ U.S.,German and French interests in Morocco ” - Pepper Baggins
 
2.
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source... (136 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
“ British parts of black afrika ” - Pepper Baggins
 
3.
The Four Feathers (2002)
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A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice. (132 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
“ British Sudan ” - Pepper Baggins
 
4.
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
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In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock. (131 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
“ German,Ottoman and British interests in Palestine ” - Pepper Baggins
 
5.
Lion of the Desert (1980)
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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly... (173 mins.)
Director: Moustapha Akkad
“ Italian Lybia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
6.
Posse (1993)
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A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They... (111 mins.)
“ U.S. interests in Spanish Cuba ” - Pepper Baggins
 
7.
The Deceivers (1988)
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Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
“ British India ” - Pepper Baggins
 
8.
Victory (1996)
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Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913... (99 mins.)
Director: Mark Peploe
“ Dutch Indonesia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
9.
Sarraounia (1986)
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On January 2 1899, starting from the French Soudan, a french column under the commandment of the captains... (120 mins.)
Director: Med Hondo
“ French Ivory Coast ” - Pepper Baggins
 
10.
Devil's Paradise (1987)
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At the start of the 20th century, a man lives in solitude on an island. One day on the mainland, he saves a young woman from some nasty folk and takes her with him to his island. Her former captors soon find the island as well. (94 mins.)
Director: Vadim Glowna
“ Dutch Indonesia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
11.
Max Havelaar (1976)
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An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is cohvinced that he can... (170 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
“ Dutch Indonesia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
12.
Time to Kill (1989)
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1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital... (110 mins.)
“ Italian Abessynia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
13.
Sandokan (1976 Mini-Series)
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Malaysia, the second half of 1800. The English Queen Victoria owns the domain of the eastern lands of Borneo... (126 mins.)
“ British Malaysia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
14.
The Goat Horn (1972)
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The film sends us to the 17th century when Bulgaria was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Four hoodlums break into the house of the shepherd Karaivan... (105 mins.)
Director: Metodi Andonov
“ Ottoman Bulgaria ” - Pepper Baggins
 
15.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ British and Ottoman Interests in Syria ” - Pepper Baggins
 
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Pascali's Island (1988)
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1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears... (104 mins.)
Director: James Dearden
“ Ottoman Greece ” - Pepper Baggins
 
17.
Heart of Darkness (1993 TV Movie)
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A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ Belgian Congo ” - Pepper Baggins
 
18.
The King Maker (2005)
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In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and... (100 mins.)
“ Portugese Interests in Siam ” - Pepper Baggins
 
19.
Shogun (1980 Mini-Series)
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan. (60 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
“ Dutch,Spanish,Portugese and English Interests in Japan ” - Pepper Baggins
 
20.
Orzowei, il figlio della savana (1977 Mini-Series)
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Re-edited version of the German-Italian TV series about a white boy raised as a member of an African tribe. (30 mins.)
Director: Yves Allégret
“ British South Africa ” - Pepper Baggins
 
21.
55 Days at Peking (1963)
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives. (154 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ The Boxer Rebellion;European,U.S.,Russian and Japanese Interests in China ” - Pepper Baggins
 
22.
Passion in the Desert (1997)
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Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign... (91 mins.)
Director: Lavinia Currier
“ French Egypt ” - Pepper Baggins
 
23.
Revolution (1985)
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New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son... (126 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
“ British America ” - Pepper Baggins
 
24.
Shout at the Devil (1976)
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During World War One a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. (150 mins.)
Director: Peter Hunt
“ German East Africa ” - Pepper Baggins
 
25.
The Patriot (2000)
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Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (165 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ British America ” - Pepper Baggins
 
26.
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
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Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves. (94 mins.)
Director: Grant Harvey
“ British Canada ” - Pepper Baggins
 
27.
March or Die (1977)
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During the 1920s, French Foreign Legion Major William Foster's unit is protecting an archaeological dig but the discovery of an Arab sacred burial site prompts the angry Arab tribes to attack Foster's small garrison. (107 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
“ French Morocco ” - Pepper Baggins
 
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The Mummy (1999)
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An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy that wreaks havoc on him, and his crew. (125 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ French Interests in Spanish Morocco ” - Pepper Baggins
 
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Lord Jim (1965)
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900. (154 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Dutch Indonesia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
30.
Breaker Morant (1980)
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Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ British South Africa ” - Pepper Baggins
 
31.
Papillon (1973)
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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. (151 mins.)
“ French Devil Islands ” - Pepper Baggins
 
32.
Zulu (1964)
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
“ British South Africa ” - Pepper Baggins
 
33.
White Mischief (1987)
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A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent... (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ British Kenya ” - Pepper Baggins
 
34.
Zulu Dawn (1979)
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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation. (117 mins.)
Director: Douglas Hickox
“ British South Africa ” - Pepper Baggins
 
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Morenga (1985)
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Set in 1904, this is an uneven tale of war and intrigue between native South Africans, German colonialists, and British colonialists, a war no one really wins. (112 mins.)
Director: Egon Günther
“ German Southwest Africa ” - Pepper Baggins
 
36.
Indochine (1992)
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This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields... (159 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
“ French Indochina ” - Pepper Baggins
 
37.
Khartoum (1966)
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In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi. (134 mins.)
“ British Sudan ” - Pepper Baggins
 
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Out of Africa (1985)
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ British Kenya ” - Pepper Baggins
 
39.
Coup de torchon (1981)
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1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful)... (128 mins.)
“ French West Africa ” - Pepper Baggins
 
40.
Die Wüstenrose (2000 TV Movie)
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(180 mins.)
Director: Hans Werner
“ German Southwest Africa ” - Pepper Baggins
 
41.
The Lover (1992)
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
“ French Indochina ” - Pepper Baggins
 
42.
Black and White in Color (1976)
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French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors... (90 mins.)
“ German and French Black Africa ” - Pepper Baggins
 
43.
The Quiet American (2002)
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An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman. (101 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ French Indochina ” - Pepper Baggins
 
44.
Farewell to the King (1989)
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An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during... (117 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ British Interests in Japanese occupied Borneo ” - Pepper Baggins
 
45.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
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During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed. (123 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
“ Japanese occupied Sumatra and Java ” - Pepper Baggins
 
46.
Van Diemen's Land (2009)
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The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour... (104 mins.)
“ British New Zealand ” - Pepper Baggins
 
47.
Far and Away (1992)
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A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they... (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ The "New World" ” - Pepper Baggins
 
48.
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
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Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. (110 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ Belgian Kongo ” - Pepper Baggins
 
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Penny Dreadful (2014 TV Series)
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. (60 mins.)
“ German Sansibar ” - Pepper Baggins