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The Soldiers (1963)

Les carabiniers (original title)
During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.

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Marino Masé ...
Ulysses (as Marino Mase)
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Jean-Louis Comolli ...
Soldier with fish
Gérard Poirot ...
Carabinier #1
Jean Brassat ...
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Alvaro Gheri ...
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During a war, the poor and ignorant brothers Ulysses and Michel-Ange are lured and recruited by two soldiers that promise wealth to them in the name of their King. The greedy wife of Ulysses Cleopatre and her daughter Venus ask them to enlist to pursue fortune. They travel to Italy and become unscrupulous criminals of war. When Ulysses is wounded in one eye, he returns home with Michel-Ange and a small bag full of postcards of famous locations and the promise that they would be entitled of the properties in the end of the war. However, when the King signs the peace treaty with their enemy, they find that the agreement was actually surrender and they have a prize to pay for their actions. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Narrator: Henceforth the two brothers slept for an eternity, believing the brain, in decay, functioned beyond death, and its dreams are what constitute Paradise.
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Boring and Annoying
21 August 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

During a war, the poor and ignorant brothers Ulysses (Marino Mase) and Michel-Ange (Albert Juross) are lured and recruited by two soldiers that promise wealth to them in the name of their King. The greedy wife of Ulysses Cleopatre (Catherine Ribeiro) and her daughter Venus (Geneviève Galéa) ask them to enlist to pursue fortune. They travel to Italy and become unscrupulous criminals of war. When Ulysses is wounded in one eye, he returns home with Michel-Ange and a small bag full of postcards of famous locations and the promise that they would be entitled of the properties in the end of the war. However, when the King signs the peace treaty with their enemy, they find that the agreement was actually surrender and they have a prize to pay for their actions.

"Les Carabiniers" is another boring and annoying movie of Jean-Luc Godard. The anti-war message uses a black humor that might work for fans of this director, but unfortunately I did not like it. The gorgeous Geneviève Galéa is the mother of the wonderful Emmanuelle Béart, one of the most sexy, talented and beautiful French actresses. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Tempo de Guerra" ("Time of War")


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