1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked ...
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1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders the captain of the Imperial Guard to bring back the head of the young hero responsible for his army's defeat. The captain gathers together a band of his best and most deadly men and so begins the hunt to death of the soldier who was to become a legend.Written by
Every old legend passing ahead for new generation increased a little bit, the Drummer of El Bruc dovetails perfectly in this events, how it really happens nobody knows, it just based in this legend was taken to screen in Hollywood formula, about a lowly miner as Juan de Bruc (Juan José Ballestra) according the real sources his true name was Isidre Lluça i Casanoves, therefore it's a crying shame the producers had forgot it and didn't make proper justice over such hero, just unthinkable of the historic point of view, Juan playing drummer at cave could reverberate a thundering rock avalanche smashing the French soldiers in the foothill of the narrow canyon, sounds a bit contrive, but based on this fact fictitious or not a Catalon-Spanish production made this fine movie, after such appalling defeat the bloody Napoleon claimed the drummer's head sending there is most esteemed officer, the bold Captain Merival (Vincent Perez) gathering a special squad, thenceforth all happening on the Bruc village seems cohesive, however when they chase the drummer Juan at mountain it became a formulaic Hollywood commodity, plenty of action, on gorgeous landscape, indeed a true highlight of the movie, a mandatory picture highly stigmatized at IMDB!!!
First watch: 2020 / How many: 1 / Source: Blu-Ray / Rating: 7.25
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