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Captain Conan
Original name: Capitaine Conan
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, where Conan tries to keep them out of trouble, defends them when they behave as warriors, and finds he's unsuited for peacetime. His friendship with Norbert, a teacher turned lieutenant, is tested when Norbert accepts a job as court-martial prosecutor because he's learned that Conan will be facing charges and he wants to protect his friend. When they are sent to the Russian border to fight Bolsheviks, Conan is back in his element and Norbert is off the hook.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, military life, war, murder, battles, crimes, heroes, military, soldier, insubordination, society, friends, alcohol abuse, anti war, heist, infantrymen, frenchman abroad, court martial, killed in action, combat casualty, french army, french soldier, bureaucracy, dead soldier, french military ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1918, post world war one
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, romania, macedonia, bucharest, paris france
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