The Colonel (2006)

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A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this ... See full summary »


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Director:

Laurent Herbiet

Writers:

Costa-Gavras (story), Jean-Claude Grumberg, Laurent Herbiet, Francis Zamponi (novel)

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13 September 2006 | TVandMovies-Man
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| Diary of a French soldier who is a lawyer in training and must do the will of his Colonel against an Algerian Insurgency 40 years ago against major moral and legal doubts.
This is a well made and relevant film that explores the moral, ethical and legal implications of war against an insurgency. Rossi, a young French soldier who is a lawyer in training enlists into the Army and goes to Algeria where the French were trying to pacify Algeria 40 years ago. Rossi's experiences with his Colonel and the methods used by the Colonel against the insurgency puts Rossi in an impossible situation. The story alternates between the war and present day where a murder investigation is under way and a mysterious diary of Rossi is being mailed anonymously in pieces by someone and read by a sympathetic and riveted female soldier who is investigating the murder that seems to be related to Rossi's diary and the events described within.

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Release Date:

15 November 2006

Language

French


Country of Origin

France, Belgium

Filming Locations

Blida, Algeria

Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,069

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