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L'Atlantide (1992)

Morhange, a former French army officer, goes to Hoggar in search of Saint-Avit, a comrade in arms who disappeared during a patrol. He finds him in a village, but this one, bewitched by the beautiful Antinea, refuses to leave.

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Bob Swaim
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Tchéky Karyo ... Lieutenant Morhange
Christopher Thompson Christopher Thompson ... St. Avit
Victoria Mahoney ... Antinea
Anna Galiena ... Amira
Jean Rochefort ... Le Meige
Günther Maria Halmer ... Bielowsky
Orso Maria Guerrini ... Ben Cheikh
Patrice-Flora Praxo Patrice-Flora Praxo ... Tanit
Michele Melega Michele Melega ... Ferriere
Claudia Gerini ... Sophie
Antonio Marsina ... Nirval
Fernando Rey ... Father Mauritius
Aziz El Fatihi Aziz El Fatihi ... Bou Djema
Samira Agairi Samira Agairi ... Maid
Joel Proust Joel Proust ... French Officer
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Morhange, a former French army officer, goes to Hoggar in search of Saint-Avit, a comrade in arms who disappeared during a patrol. He finds him in a village, but this one, bewitched by the beautiful Antinea, refuses to leave.

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Adventure | Drama

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Dust taste of "L'Atlandide"
7 January 2007 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

Story of search and illusion need. A mythical land who must be discover. Or invented. In an impressive library, two old men. One is a great Polish archaeologist at the end of his work. The second- his best friend. They are masters of a substantial slice of human history: legendary Atlantis. It is refuge and masterpiece, propriety and treasure.

In a day- two other strangers. A soldier and a theologian. For the first Atlantis is the space of great love. For the second- subject of many questions, of ambiguous desire and fatal knowledge. And so, the recreated Paradis dies. The gorgeous goddess is only poor ghost of a old man for who the truth can be fabricated.

"L'Atlantide" is not a exceptional film. It is a version of Pygmalion myth, a ordinary copy of explorers memories, a page with Arabian flavor in old "Don Quixote"'s edition.

But his little message is universal. For everyone, at a moment, the dream is more important than reality. The illusion more powerful than the daily mud. So, the chimera is only solution.

Another merit of film/director is the casting. Jean Rocheford or Tcheky Karyo are good actors and their work in this film is interesting. But the story rests always gray with same dust taste of beginning. And the intention- remarkable but empties.


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30 December 1992 (France) See more »

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