DESERTER

AN ENGLISH LEGIONNAIRE

By Martin HUBERTY

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Action/Adventure - Completed 2002

In the Legion, feelings are dangerous.

    • Year of production
    • 2002
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Martin HUBERTY
    • Writer(s)
    • Axel AYWEN, Julie WEINBERG, William M. AKERS
    • Producer(s)
    • Laura BURROWS (Simon Films), Martin HUBERTY (Simon Films), Peter HESLOP (Simon Films)
    • Synopsis
    • 1960's North Africa. An idealistic young English gentleman Simon Murray (Paul Fox) is driven to join the French Foreign Legion after a failed romance. Simon’s romantic illusions are soon shattered when he encounters his fellow recruits, including Dupont (Tom Hardy.) They have all volunteered to escape a past far less innocent than Simon’s.
      A sadistic training routine forges the recruits together. As fully-fledged Legionnaires they set out to do battle against the insurgents facing deadly firefights among the villages, hills and deserts of North Africa. But when French President De Gaulle grants Algerian independence, the Legion sides with the ‘Pied Noir’ French Nationalists against mother France. Loyalties are torn apart. Comrade is turned against comrade. Simon and Dupont must face each other across a moral divide, their conscience dictating their actions; blurring the distinction between hero and deserter.
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