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Deserter (2002)
"Simon: An English Legionnaire" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  18 May 2002 (USA)
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Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Simon Murray
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Pascal Dupont
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Jennifer
Aitor Merino ...
Benito Valdes
Félicité Du Jeu ...
Nicole
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Rodriguez
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Schreiber (as Van Wageningen)
Bruno Munoz-Rojas ...
Blanco
Christian Mulot ...
Lieutenant Thibault
Dugald Bruce Lockhart ...
Cpl Muller
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Sgt. Crepelli
Bruno Lastra ...
Vasco
Katie Jones ...
Patricia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nabil Elouahabi ...
Abdel Kadar
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Rebuffed in love and uncertain of life, Simon is the story of a young Englishman's physical and spiritual journey during Algeria's battle for independence from France. Driven by romantic illusion to join the French Foreign Legion, Simon learns what it truly means to be a hero. A timeless, coming of age story set against the epic, sweeping landscape of North Africa. Written by Anonymous

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too poetically and too nostalgically lame
30 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

three screenplay writers including the original author and director crafted this lukewarm screenplay. what we saw was a bunch of young men who came from all different regions or countries to blindly joined the french foreign legion, a mercenary-like commissioned army to deal with the Algeria uproar fighting France's colonization for independence. i have to say that all the young men who played the recruits of the french legion did great performances, their roles were very tough and rough, not an easy job to play those roles. but in the meantime, they looked not quite competent, especially the main character, the English young man who joined the force just because he got a broken heart from an unsuccessful romance in england. this young actor, although did a pretty nice performance, but at the same time, also a pretty bad cast. too youngish, too baby faced and also looked too unconvincingly weak. his best friend and comrade then became a turned coat who joined the opposition insurgent was a better cast but still not quite fit the role. the fighting scenes were brutal but not well directed and performed. if compare to similar historical background 'intimate enemy', 'incendis' and several other great ones, this 'deserter' would not even qualified as a good movie, just a lame, lukewarm movie that failed to connect the audiences or a viewer like me.


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