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Taxi for Tobruk (1961)
"Un taxi pour Tobrouk" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  10 May 1961 (France)
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Good warlike movie of a French unit stranded in Libya desert in the path of Nazi infantry
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At the beginning there is a brief biographic remark about the main characters . A sergeant (Lino Ventura) commands a group of French soldiers ( Charles Aznavour, Maurice Biraud, German Cobos ) escaped after destructing their unit . Then they penetrate German lines going to El Alamein . The expedition must contend with warming desert , minefield, German patrols and a German officer (Hardy Kruger) in the midst . The misfit group with a prisoner crosses the Libyan desert to rejoin his command after falling their regiment . Their objective is to avoid the Germans and somehow encounter Allied lines . As they travel through the desert , they find an oasis where is a German army and get oil , thanks they impersonate Nazis .

This is an enjoyable movie about friendship , warlike feats , courage and good feeling . Extraordinary acting for all casting , as Lino Ventura plays a sergeant and boxer in civil life , he's an experienced soldier who fought in Norway (Narvik) and other European scenarios ; German Cobos as a tough soldier who wishes hard methods over the German prisoner ; Maurice Biraud as doctor of the group ; the singer Charles Aznavour is a Jew-French and Hardy Kruger as an intelligent Nazi captain who lived longtime in Paris . The interesting story displays a quietly observant character studio and light critical remarks about the French people . It packs a great number of haunting black and white images by cameraman Marcel Grignon and appropriate musical score by George Garvarentz . The motion picture is well realized by Denys De La Patelliere (Rififi in Paris , Marco Polo) and assistant director by Pierre Granier-Deferre (Le Train) .

The story is proceeded during the African war , the events were the following : Mussolini occupied Tobruk as part of his campaign to invade the Suez canal, but the British easily took it from him on January 21, 1941. Hitler sent Rommel and the Africa Korps to retake the city and after a siege of 242 days they entered the city in December 1941. In 1942, the British surrender the city because they needed troops to fight the Japanese and Rommel retook Tobruk in June 21, 1942. Montgomery launched a successful contra-offensive against the Germans that were defeated by Eight Army in the battle of El Alamein which occurred in July, 1942. It was not until November 13, 1942 that Montgomery and his Eight army were able to secure Tobruk once and for Allies . Other films dealing with the African campaign include : ¨Desert rats (Robert Wise)¨, ¨Tobruk ( Arthur Hiller)¨; ¨Raid on Rommel (Henry Hathaway)¨, ¨Rats of Tobruk (Terence Young)¨, and ¨Battle El Alamein (Giorgo Ferroni)¨.


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