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Fort Saganne

Fort Saganne

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cast: Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Noiret, Sophie Marceau

year: 1984

colour: yes

certificate: 15

director: Alain Corneau

runtime: 190

"This saga of Empire-building was one of the most expensive films ever made in France. Saganne (Gérard Depardieu) finds himself posted to a garrison in the Sahara where, after overcoming initial setbacks, he develops into a heroic leader before his flame is extinguished by the First World War. He comes into conflict with Philippe Noiret’s aggressive colonel, enjoys a fling with Catherine Deneuve’s sophisticated Parisian journalist, and marries Sophie Marceau as the daughter of a superior bourgeois family. Directed with style and impeccable sense of period, Fort Saganne is one of the last great epic adventure films. Adapted from the novel by Louis Gardel, and based on the real life exploits of his grandfather. Filmed on location in France, Tunisia and Mauritania." (Ciné-Lumière/Institut Français)

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05/04/2014 - chikalibahan said : mark * * * * *

TRES bien

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