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Fort Saganne (1984)

 |  Drama, History, War  |  11 May 1984 (France)
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French civilization in the desert. Saganne is of peasant stock, with courage and a forceful will. In 1911, he volunteers and is posted to the Sahara under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh... See full summary »

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Charles Saganne
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Dubreuilh
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Madeleine of Saint-Ilette
Michel Duchaussoy ...
Baculard
Roger Dumas ...
Vulpi
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Flammarin
Jean-Laurent Cochet ...
Bertozza
Pierre Tornade ...
Charles' Father
Saïd Amadis ...
Amajar
René Clermont ...
Monsieur de Saint-Ilette
Philippe Deplanche
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Courette
Sophie Grimaldi ...
Lady of Saint-Ilette
Florent Pagny ...
Lucien
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French civilization in the desert. Saganne is of peasant stock, with courage and a forceful will. In 1911, he volunteers and is posted to the Sahara under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh. He catches the eye of Madeline, the daughter of the regional administrator. In the desert, Saganne is a leader, with the respect of Arabs, including Amajan, an independent warrior. After resourceful campaigns, Saganne goes on a diplomatic mission to Paris, where he has an affair with a journalist. Back in Africa, he leads a gallant defense against Sultan Omar, is awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, and marries Madeline. Then the Great War puts at risk his success and happiness. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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In the Great War segment the French soldiers are wearing the Model 1926 (one-piece) Adrian helmet. See more »

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Referenced in Happy Easter (1984) See more »

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Mediocre
8 January 2007 | by (Land of confusion) – See all my reviews

I watched it on DVD, what I bought in Kiosk, for 1.2 Euro - initially, it was twice so, but they dropped price, you know why... It was 180 min version. Story was interesting for me, because I didn't know almost anything about French involvement in Sahara and around.

Main problem of movie is direction, by me, combined with script. Scenes are simple not enough convincing, and pace is often slow. Look for instance situation when Madeleine takes horse and rides, then Sagan's reaction. All it looked too hermetic, without emotions. And there is lot of such ones. Probably worst (for viewer) is finale on battlefield. it (and he) looked so dumb, that I wished that they kill him (and was of course predictable like hell).

OK. Things changes lot in past 90 years, and we look different on word 'hero' now. Maybe WWI was that point where it turned significantly - with all war technique there was no place for heroes, just for millions of dead bodies. Film is not bad in all, but for a really good French war movie I'd recommend "Un long dimanche..."


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