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Capitaine Conan Movie Review Summary

Actors: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, Claude Rich, André Falcon

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CAPITAINE CONAN is a French movie co-written and directed by Bertrand Tavernier in 1996. This film earned two french Academy awards (Best Actor and Best Director) in 1997.

The setting is the Bulgarian frontier in the Balkans at the end of WWI. Lt. De Scève makes the acquaintance of Capt. Conan who, with his men, infiltrates every night the enemy lines in order to fight hand-to-hand with the Bulgarians. Conan is a real war hero who loves dangerous situations.

When the armistice is signed, the company moves back to Bucarest, Romania. For months, the men will stay there, waiting for their return to France. Lt. De Scève is appointed army prosecutor with the task to settle the cases of the soldiers who have committed an offense during the war. De Scèves is a reasonable man who always finds excuses to save the life of his men who don't deserve such a disproportionate penalty considering the courage they showed during the action.

The company is finally transferred to the Russian frontier in order to prevent the Russians who, a few months earlier were allies, from moving west.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   WW I Legal Thriller Plotlets:    -   military on trial

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe City?    -   Yes City:    -   rude people Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   land battles Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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