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Deserter

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Synopsis

North Africa, 1960s. 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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Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
HD
Director
Martin Huberty 1st Feature
Producer
Peter Heslop, Laura Burrows, Martin Huberty
Co-Producer
Eric S. Smith
Editor
Simon Harris, Kevin Hickman, Shannon Mitchell
Screenwriter
Axel Aylwen, William M. Akers, Julie Weinberg
Director of Photography
Dino Parks
Production Designer
Amanda Bernstein
Sound
Ian Voigt, Craig Clark
Music
Debbie Wiseman
Principal Cast
Tom Hardy, Paul Fox

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Production Company

Simon Films

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