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Colonel (Mon colonel) (2007)

Colonel (Mon colonel) (2007)

Colonel (Mon colonel)

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A man of principle is led down a sinister path in the name of patriotism in this drama co-written by the legendary political filmmaker Costa Gravas. Colonel DuPlan is a powerful but elderly officer in the French military who is found murdered in his flat after appearing on a television talk show in which he roundly criticizes the current French administration. Lt. Galois (Cecile de France) is a police detective who is part of the team investigating DuPlan's murder, and when a package of letters from one of DuPlan's former underlings arrives at the police station, Galois is ordered to read them and see if they contain any useful information. Lt. Guy Rossi (Robinson Stevenin) served under DuPlan (Olivier Gourmet) as France was at war with Algeria; while Rossi questions the wisdom of effectiveness of the conflict, DuPlan is a gung-ho officer who believes France must lead by any means necessary. Through a combination of intimidation and flattery, DuPlan wins Rossi over to his side and turns him into a valued aide who will do nearly anything to serve his leaders -- including torturing prisoners, killing adversaries, and violating the laws of war. Also starring Charles Aznavour, Mon Colonel (aka The Colonel) was the first feature-length directorial credit for Laurent Herbiet. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg, Jean Claude-Grumberg
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Cast

Olivier Gourmet
as Colonel Duplan
Robinson Stévenin
as Lt. Guy Rossi
Charles Aznavour
as Rossi's Father
Bruno Solo
as Commissioner Reidach...
Eric Caravaca
as Rene Ascencio
Georges Siatidis
as Captain Roger
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Instead of delivering a wallop to the gut, The Colonel is too rigidly conceived to be anything more than a polite reminder of man's inhumanity to man.

Full Review… | September 12, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

Far too muted and reticent for a film about colonial occupation, mass carnage and secret military interrogation and torture, Mon Colonel is nevertheless a well meaning anti-war movie with integrity and conscience.

Full Review… | May 19, 2007
WBAI Web Radio

full review in Greek

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Movies for the Masses

Like an expanded version of Sayid's flashback episode of Lost. Only, like, not nearly as interesting.

September 6, 2006
Planet Sick-Boy

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