Nothing to Report (1973)

  |  Drama, War


Nothing to Report (1973) Poster

Three French conscripts with diverse political motives, are sent to a disciplinary battalion in the midst of the Algerian war. Major Lecoq is to build an elite unit with these wayward soldiers who are exposed to war, torture and death.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7/10
141

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


11 September 2006 | mephiston-3
10
| Not a basic war movie
This movie is not just a basic war film. It does not show habitual war scenes, fights or other spectacular events. It depicts the different ways that the three main characters (an anarchist, a communist, and a "common" guy) will choose to follow during the Algerian war. The anarchist and the communist are forced by law to engage to the army (the french army was still a conscription army), but this war goes against all their political conviction. The "common" guy has no sense of politics, and although he is not a war enthusiast, he don't show opposition to the war. The three will eventually became friends. The "common" guy will quickly became politically tainted by the two others.

The film is only about one question : what are you willing to lose, to stay within your conscience ?

Would you chose to obey, and kill peoples that you don't know, and that you can't blame for anything ? Would you rebel against your own society, sacrificing yourself, your life, your parents, love and children, and everything you owns for the only sake of not betraying your inner self and convictions ?

Sad and intelligent movie. With humor elements, and some side elements of reflection.

Note that this film was "remaked" by Kubrick, with "full metal jacket", although Kubrick did lost some significant things, FMJ being a bit obscure.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

  • The Cop

    The Cop

  • Le Sheriff

    Le Sheriff

  • The Common Man

    The Common Man

  • La femme flic

    La femme flic

  • Espion, lève-toi

    Espion, lève-toi

  • Le prix du danger

    Le prix du danger

  • The Assassination

    The Assassination

  • Angel's Leap

    Angel's Leap

  • Safety Catch

    Safety Catch

  • Charlie and His Two Chicks

    Charlie and His Two Chicks

  • Dog Day

    Dog Day

  • Mad Enough to Kill

    Mad Enough to Kill

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | War

Details

Release Date:

15 August 1973

Language

French


Country of Origin

France, Italy, Tunisia

Filming Locations

Dreux, Eure-et-Loir, France

Ralph Macchio on the Strange 'Karate Kid' Reboot Ideas

"Cobra Kai" isn't the first The Karate Kid reboot Ralph Macchio has been pitched in the years since the original released ...

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com