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Captive of the Desert (1990)

La captive du désert (original title)
A Frenchwoman is taken hostage by an African tribe for months - can she escape ?

Director:

Raymond Depardon
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sandrine Bonnaire ... La captive
Dobi Koré Dobi Koré
Fadi Taha Fadi Taha
Dobi Wachinké Dobi Wachinké
Badei Barka Badei Barka
Atchi Wahi-Li Atchi Wahi-Li
Daki Koré Daki Koré
Isai Koré Isai Koré
Mohamed Ixa Mohamed Ixa
Brahim Barkaï Brahim Barkaï
Hadji Azouma Hadji Azouma
Barkama Hadji Barkama Hadji
Sidi Hadji Maman Sidi Hadji Maman
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Based on the ordeal of Francoise Claustre, who was taken hostage by the Toubous, a nomadic tribe in the African desert. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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The movie is based on the actual story of Françoise Claustre, who was taken hostage in Chad by the rebel nomadic tribes of Toubous and Anakasas. She was held captive for almost three years, from April 1974 to January 1977. Two other persons were captured with her: Christoph Staewen (who was rapidly liberated against ransom) and Marc Combe (who escaped in May 1975). Two other persons were captured later on: Commander Galopin (who tried to liberate Françoise, but was captured in August 1974 and executed in April 1975) and Pierre Claustre (Françoise's husband, who tried to negotiate and was captured in August 1975). Françoise and Pierre Claustre were liberated together against ransom and after negotiation. See more »

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References Tchad 3 (1976) See more »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 April 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Prisoner of the Desert See more »

Filming Locations:

Chirfa, Niger See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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