Il Deserto dei Tartari (The Desert of the Tartars) (1976)

Il Deserto dei Tartari (The Desert of the Tartars)

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With fear and trepidation, the military division encamped in a desert fort await the return of a Tartar army--which attacked the fort years ago. One young soldier (Jacques Perrin), however, can't wait for the boredom to end and the fighting to begin. Ennio Morricone provided the musical score.

Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: André G. Brunelin, Jean-Louis Bertucelli
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On DVD: Jan 31, 2006
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as Simeon

as Nathanson

as Filimore
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Critic Reviews for Il Deserto dei Tartari (The Desert of the Tartars)

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Full Review… | April 11, 2001
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[font=Century Gothic]In "The Desert of the Tartars", it is 1907 and recently graduated Lieutenant Drogo(Jacques Perrin) has been assigned to Fort Bastiano, on the edge of the empire on the boundary with the Northern Kingdom. The fort is in the middle of a desert and days away from civilization. After a few months, Drogo has had enough and attempts to use a loophole to effect a transfer.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"The Desert of the Tartars" is a meditative and beautiful movie that provides keen insight into the military mentality by showing what happens when a soldier is trained for combat, but there is none to be had.(I can think of much worse things that could happen.) Basically, it involves a disciplined routine that includes constant training and preparations.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]And on that note, I will be on vacation starting tomorrow, and returning to these pages on Monday, March 26.[/font]

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