Directed by Alain Corneau
This lavish recreation
of the Foreign Legion genre stars Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve in one of the
most expensive French films ever made. The epic film follows the story of an extraordinary
leader denied the fruits of his labor because of his peasant background. He somehow
manages to rise to a position of prominence. Just when he can rightly enjoy the benefits
of his rank, the murderous Algerian revolt of 1914 occurs. French with English subtitles.