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To Be Twenty in the Aures (1972)
"Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  12 May 1972 (France)
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How to become a killing machine in Algeria when, at the start, you are a Pacifist Breton. Let Lieutenant Perrin deal with this bunch of rebels and make them "true soldiers", who know how to... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Alexandre Arcady ...
Noël (as Arcady)
Hamid Djellouli ...
Youssef
Philippe Léotard ...
Le lieutenant Perrin
Jacques Canselier ...
Coco (as Jacques Cancelier)
Jean-Michel Ribes ...
Le curé
Alain Scoff ...
Le soldat Lomic
Jean-Jacques Moreau ...
Jacques (as J. Jacques Moreau)
Michel Elias ...
Robert
Yves Branellec ...
L'instituteur
Philippe Brizard ...
La Marie
Charles Trétout ...
Charles
Pierre Vautier ...
Pierrick
Alain Vautier ...
Lanick
Bernard Ramel ...
Nanard
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How to become a killing machine in Algeria when, at the start, you are a Pacifist Breton. Let Lieutenant Perrin deal with this bunch of rebels and make them "true soldiers", who know how to shoot, who know how to torture, who know how to kill. Only Noël resists, only Noël tries to do something to put an end to this folly... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Bien le bonjour, mon Lieutenant
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A courageous political movie
31 December 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I agree with all that has been said about the purely technical shortcomings of this movie. However, in 1972 the numerous dark sides of the war in Algeria were subjects of massive denial. This civil war represented a terrible trauma for the country. After 50 years and the publication of some archives one can only start to grasp the atrocity of this conflict with at last some objectivity.

This is why I think shooting this movie in 1972 was a courageous and meaningful achievement. 35 years later, some first-hand account of former enlisted soldiers tend to confirm the most gruesome elements of this fiction.


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