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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
Documentary-like anti-war mediocre but watchable film
This is film is not very good. Some could tell it is mediocre. Why? 1) the acting is bad, 2) the plot is not very good, 3) the sound track is awfull, 4) The photography is just bad too.
Nevertheless it is watchable and even interesting. Why? The topic is very interesting. A group of anti-war young activists (one is a priest, some are leftists, one is a teacher) from Brittany are sent to the front in Algeria during the civil war. On the one hand they are reluctant to fighting and on the other hand they have to and, even, they begin to like it. From this point of view this is a very good anti-war film which can be compared with Warriors (1999) even if Warriors is very much better (better acting etc...) but it cannnot be compared with Kubrick's Paths of Glory which is a master piece. For sure it is better than MASH but it is not very difficult. I give 6/10.
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