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A Soldier's Tale (1989)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  7 July 1989 (USA)
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A British soldier falls in love with a French woman wanted by the resistance for crimes against her country.

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Marianne Basler ...
Belle
Paul Wyett ...
Charlie
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The Yank
Benoît Régent ...
Father Superior
Maurice Garrel ...
M. Pradier
Jacques Mathou ...
Wolf
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Andre
Roch Leibovici ...
The Kid
Claude Mann ...
Winterhalter
Mathew Byam Shaw ...
Lt. Mortimer
David Duffy ...
Pvt. Smith
Nicolas Tronc ...
Balthazar
Véronique Müller ...
Simone
Claudine Berg ...
Older Woman
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A British soldier falls in love with a French woman wanted by the resistance for crimes against her country.

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This New Zealand movie filmed in France did not get a major theatrical cinema release in New Zealand though the film did screen at some festivals. See more »

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Just behind the front lines.
5 June 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Slow and low budget character piece. A SOLDIER'S TALE seems interested in the corruption moral norms in wartime. The indoor scenes are dark and grainy, the outdoor scenes are just grainy. No one in the film is likeable enough to care about. Even the war content is of limited interest to WWII aficionados.

A British sargeant named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) in recently liberated Normandy meets a French woman named Belle (Marianne Basler). Belle is in trouble, the French Resistance wants her for crimes against France. Saul wants her affections all she wants is his protection. But an American G.I. (Judge Reinhold) has similar plans for Belle. Through use of voice over and flashbacks we get Belle's backstory, which is again slow, ponderous and unimpressive.

Saul thinks nothing of taking sexual advantage of a lone and powerless woman. Rape vs. execution isnt much of a choice and yet its hard to muster up much sympathy for Belle. A disappointment.


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