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Captain Conan (1996)

Capitaine Conan (original title)
The war exploits of French captain Conan and his men during World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War.

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Norbert
Bernard Le Coq ...
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Catherine Rich ...
Madeleine Erlane
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Commandant Bouvier
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André Falcon ...
Col. Voirin
Claude Brosset ...
Père Dubreuil
Crina Muresan ...
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Georgette
François Levantal ...
Forgeol
Pierre Val ...
Jean Erlane
Roger Knobelspiess ...
Maj. Cuypene
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Jean-Claude Calon ...
Officier greffier Loisy
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Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, where Conan tries to keep them out of trouble, defends them when they behave as warriors, and finds he's unsuited for peacetime. His friendship with Norbert, a teacher turned lieutenant, is tested when Norbert accepts a job as court-martial prosecutor because he's learned that Conan will be facing charges and he wants to protect his friend. When they are sent to the Russian border to fight Bolsheviks, Conan is back in his element and Norbert is off the hook. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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5 September 1997 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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7 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie left me severely impressed. Most war films, particularly those intended to be viewed as a deep form of art tend to be much more shallow (Perhaps it has something to do with a lack of first hand military experience among film makers in the US.) Often the writers and directors are simply trying to support an anti war thesis by illustrating suffering, injustice and cruelty. But anyone can illustrate suffering, injustice and cruelty in a generic way and then squeeze it into an ill fitting war context. What impressed me about Bertrand's work is that he didn't do this. There were no shallow caricatures and he did not spoon feed the audience with anti war propaganda. Bertrand instead, tried to paint an accurate picture of some very complicated events and circumstances, and the equally complicated people who are trying to deal with them. The suffering, injustice and cruelty are there, but the audience must find these elements for themselves.


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