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Taxi for Tobruk (1961)

Un taxi pour Tobrouk (original title)
During World War II, French Commandos join forces with a German officer in order to survive the African desert.

Director:

Denys de La Patellière (as Denys de la Patellière)

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), René Havard (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hardy Krüger ... Le capitaine Ludwig von Stegel
Lino Ventura ... le brigadier Theo Dumas
Maurice Biraud ... François Gensac
Charles Aznavour ... Samuel Goldmann
Germán Cobos ... Jean Ramirez
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During World War II, French Commandos join forces with a German officer in order to survive the African desert.

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The most exciting, explosive journey the screen has ever taken through a minefield of human emotions. See more »

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Drama | War

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Official Sites:

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France | Spain | West Germany

Language:

French | German | English

Release Date:

10 May 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Taxi for Tobruk See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Optiphone

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the top 5 grossing movie of its year in France. See more »

Quotes

Le capitaine Ludwig von Stegel: If you don't like war, why sign treaties with countries that always fight wars?
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Referenced in JCVD (2008) See more »

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impressive
10 December 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

for its rare delicacy, for the performances, for the art to use stereotypes and the image of the other in war times.for a form of gentle grace, mark of inspired script, wise dialogs and great actors art. for the emotion of final. and, sure, for the virtue of profound different war film. because it is not about battles, heroism or victories but about the links between few different people , about fear and manner to discover, step by step, the other, in middle of desert. a film who can be classic, memorable or only beautiful. in fact, it is only touching without any sentimental crumb. and it is not a surprise. each character reflects specific human type. and the bitter skin of story is the perfect cloth for it.


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