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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Gourmet ... Le colonel Raoul Duplan
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Le lieutenant Guy Rossi
Cécile de France ... Le lieutenant Galois (as Cécile De France)
Charles Aznavour ... Le Père Rossi
Bruno Solo Bruno Solo ... Le commandant Reidacher
Éric Caravaca ... René Ascensio
Guillaume Gallienne ... Le sous-préfet
Georges Siatidis Georges Siatidis ... Le capitaine Roger
Thierry Hancisse ... Commissaire Quitard
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Le sénateur-maire
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Le chef d'état-major
Bruno Lochet ... L'adjudant Schmeck
Hervé Pauchon Hervé Pauchon ... Le commandant de Villedieu
Christophe Rouzaud Christophe Rouzaud ... Le général Bibendum
Philippe Chevallier Philippe Chevallier ... Le directeur de l'école
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | History | War

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Official Sites:

Pathé [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 November 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Oberst und ich See more »

Filming Locations:

Blida, Algeria See more »

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Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fictitious Colonel Duplan is based on three real-life French officers. See more »

Quotes

René Ascensio: Minus an arm, I'm still me.
Le lieutenant Guy Rossi: Six months in a barracks and I'm out of synch.
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Soundtracks

L'amour est un bouquet de violettes
Lyrics by Mireille Brocey and Francis Lopez
Performed by Luis Mariano
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Captivating!
11 September 2006 | by etiennepelletierSee all my reviews

I attended the World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Incredibly shot, marvelous acting and a story that will make you think strongly not only about the situation then but of the situation in our current day world. Costa-Gavras' script (co-written with Jean-Claude Grumberg) is tight and stimulating.

I really hope to see this movie in theatres soon for every one to enjoy.

Terrific final cameo with Aznavour!

Congratulations guys.


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