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Le colonel Raoul Duplan
Robinson Stévenin ...
Le lieutenant Guy Rossi
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Le lieutenant Galois
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Le Père Rossi
Bruno Solo ...
Le commandant Reidacher
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René Ascensio
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Le sous-préfet
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Le capitaine Roger
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Commissaire Quitard
Jacques Boudet ...
Le sénateur-maire
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Le chef d'état-major
Bruno Lochet ...
L'adjudant Schmeck
Hervé Pauchon ...
Le commandant de Villedieu
Christophe Rouzaud ...
Le général Bibendum
Philippe Chevallier ...
Le directeur de l'école
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A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this murder. She receives the diary of Lieutenent Guy Rossi who served under The Colonel in Algeria in 1956, and has been reported as missing in action since 1957. The revelations found in Rossi's diary go far beyond The Colonel's actions in Algeria, and give an insight on how dirty Algeria's War for Independence really was. Written by Gonz30

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15 November 2006 (France)  »

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Der Oberst und ich  »

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€3,000,000 (estimated)
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The fictitious Colonel Duplan is based on three real-life French officers. See more »

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Le colonel Raoul Duplan: Worn out Rossi?
Le lieutenant Guy Rossi: Morally, sir.
Le colonel Raoul Duplan: Morality is those 5 grenades.
Le lieutenant Guy Rossi: I'm not made for this.
Le colonel Raoul Duplan: No one is. But at least you don't enjoy it.
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La Fille de Bedouin
Written by Raoul Moretti and André Barde
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Diary of a French soldier who is a lawyer in training and must do the will of his Colonel against an Algerian Insurgency 40 years ago against major moral and legal doubts.
13 September 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a well made and relevant film that explores the moral, ethical and legal implications of war against an insurgency. Rossi, a young French soldier who is a lawyer in training enlists into the Army and goes to Algeria where the French were trying to pacify Algeria 40 years ago. Rossi's experiences with his Colonel and the methods used by the Colonel against the insurgency puts Rossi in an impossible situation. The story alternates between the war and present day where a murder investigation is under way and a mysterious diary of Rossi is being mailed anonymously in pieces by someone and read by a sympathetic and riveted female soldier who is investigating the murder that seems to be related to Rossi's diary and the events described within.


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