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Le pantalon (1997)

In the beginning of world war one Lucien Bersot, a farrier and young father has joined the army.During the distribution of clothes Lucien receives white trousers instead of the regular red ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wadeck Stanczak ... Lucien Bersot
Philippe Volter Philippe Volter ... Lt. #Guérin
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... Col. Auoux
Jean-Paul Comart ... Lt. #André
Marie Verdi Marie Verdi ... Marie-Louise
Riton Liebman Riton Liebman ... Moline
Marc Berman Marc Berman ... Cmndt. Poupinel
Jacques Chailleux Jacques Chailleux ... Langouin
Xavier Percy Xavier Percy ... Cpl. Jusot
Thierry Waseige Thierry Waseige ... Adjudant-chef Thomas
Julien Bukowski Julien Bukowski ... Adjudant Prévot
Alain Stevens Alain Stevens ... Cottet-Dumoulin
Jean-Paul Clerbois Jean-Paul Clerbois ... Martin
Michel Poncelet Michel Poncelet ... Journiac
Sarah Beck Sarah Beck ... Aurélie


In the beginning of world war one Lucien Bersot, a farrier and young father has joined the army.During the distribution of clothes Lucien receives white trousers instead of the regular red trousers.Some days later during a troop inspection an officer insists that Lucien must wear the regular red trousers; a sergeant presents him red trousers with blood stains coming from a corpse of a soldier.Lucien does not accept these red trousers and is then arrested until his judgment in the martial court. Written by zutterjp48

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8 December 1997 (France) See more »

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Fürs Vaterland erschossen See more »

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Punishment for the example
25 April 2019 | by zutterjp48See all my reviews

Le pantalon is based on the true story of Lucien Bersot who was sentenced to death and who has been rehalitated by the Supreme Court on july 23rd 1923: his name has been added in the momument of the died soldiers in Authoison (Haute-Saone).Alain Scoff wrote the novel "Le Pantalon" about the tremendous event during the world war one in France. The director of the film is Yves Boissset: I have seen three of his films: Un condé (1970), Folle à tuer (1975) and Le juge Fayard dit le shériff (1977) !! And now Le Pantalon (1997), a very good film about injustice during the war.Last comment: I didn't know the main actor, Wadeck Stanczak, his performance as Lucien Bersot is excellent.I saw him later en a crime story called "Brigade des mineurs (1999) of Michaella Watteaux.

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