L'honneur d'un capitaine / A Captain's Honor

TitleL'honneur d'un capitaine / A Captain's Honor
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsSchoendoerffer, Pierre
Running Time1h 57m
Date Released12/29/1982
Publication LanguageFrench

Pierre Schoendoerffer directs this riveting French courtroom drama, about dead Captain Marcel Caron (Jacques Perrin), whose memory is publicly damaged by a historian on television twenty years after his death. Captain Caron’s widow (Nicole Garcia), seeks to rehabilitate her husband's tarnished image after the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62). She sues the historian to prove that her husband was not a murderer and did not practice torture while he was leading a ground unit during the Algerian War. The trial recreates the last two weeks of the life of the captain, serving as a larger metaphor to investigate and exonerate the French for committing human rights violations in the former colony.

Original PublicationL'honneur d'un capitaine
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