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A Captain's Honor (1982)

L'honneur d'un capitaine (original title)
In einer TV-Sendung bezeichnet Professor Paulet den im Algerienkrieg gefallenen Capitaine Caron als Folterer und Mörder. Dessen Witwe zieht mit der in Kriegsprozessen unerfahreren Anwältin ... See full summary »
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Le capitaine Caron
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Patricia Caron
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Maître Gillard - un avocat
Georges Wilson ...
Le bâtonnier
Claude Jade ...
Maître Valouin - une avocate
Robert Etcheverry ...
Le commandant Guilloux
Georges Marchal ...
Le général Keller
Jean Vigny ...
Le professeur Paulet
Jean-François Poron ...
Jakez
Hubert Gignoux ...
Le juge
Cyril Barbe
Alain Bastien-Thiry ...
Pierre Caron
Eric Baugin
Patrick Baugin
Pierre Belot
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In einer TV-Sendung bezeichnet Professor Paulet den im Algerienkrieg gefallenen Capitaine Caron als Folterer und Mörder. Dessen Witwe zieht mit der in Kriegsprozessen unerfahreren Anwältin Valouin vor Gericht und klagt wegen Verleumdung. In Rückblenden wird der Fall Caron aufgerollt... Written by Cisnadie <Karl.Fleischer@munich.netsurf.de>

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An excellent film about the Algeria war
9 January 2008 | by (Versailles, France) – See all my reviews

As usual, Pierre schoendoerffer is very sympathetic to soldiers in the most excellent movie from the early 80s, which tells the story of a dead Captain whose memory is publicly trashed on TV, 20 years after his death. The film is about his widow's struggle to prove that he wasn't a murderer and didn't practice torture while he was leading a ground unit during the Algeria war.

She decides to sue the man who accused him of being a torturer and thus begins an investigation which retraces the Captain's last 2 weeks, day by day.

The actors are awesome, which is pretty common in Schoendoerffer's movies. The storyline is using numerous flashbacks depicting battle scenes in Algeria, hunts for terrorists and shots of the Captain's previous life (resistant in WW2 and prisoner in Indochina).

All in all this is a very humanistic movie which main message could be that war is rarely a matter of Good Vs Evil, but rather a matter of Good Vs another Good.


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