Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Philippe Noiret, Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Marceau, Michel Duchaussoy
Director: Alain Corneau
RunTime: 180 minutes (aprox.)
Language: French (audio)
Subtitles: Greek (Optional - Removable)
Region: 2 EUROPE PAL (not for the USA & Canada)
In spite of spending three hours developing the story of French peasant Charles Saganne (G?rard Depardieu), the sweep of this epic skims over the qualities that transformed Saganne from an ordinary officer to a great military leader. Saganne was first sent to a garrison town in North Africa before Colonel Dubreuilh (Philippe Noiret) assigned him to other missions, finally giving him a chance to exercise his innate ability to lead men. After a tragic hiatus in Paris where he fails to promote the colonialist cause, he returns to the Sahara and outshines his past accomplishments, leading a ragtag band of Arab dissidents in some brilliant military maneuvers -- for which he won the French Legion of Honor. His newfound recognition also attracted a society maven who became his wife, and after his tour of duty has ended Saganne moves with her to the village where he was born. But the year is 1914 and Saganne's peaceful village idyll was not meant to endure -- he is again called off to war, and to his destiny. Even though the costuming, landscape, battles, and charisma of Depardieu as Saganne and Noiret as Colonel Dubreuilh are outstanding, and several subsidiary characters deliver emotionally compelling vignettes, the protagonists as an ensemble have not been scripted with much depth of character -- making the three-hour epic seem a bit too long in the end....
We do not sell copies, bootleg, or DVD-R. Item was circulated in Greece. Full movie in promotional sleeve.
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Dvd case is partial in Greek language
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Some information about promotional dvd
Movie is complete.
No advertisements or
other messages in screen during playing movie.
The main difference of
promotional dvd editions is that comes in a small paper sleeve (approx.
12.5x12.5 cm) or in a slim plastic case (approx. 14x19 cm), or without
sleeve. I have taken photos of each item myself and you will get what you
see in photos.
Item was circulated in Greece,
so dvd case is partial in Greek language.
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