A Captain's Honor
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|A Captain's Honor|
|Directed by||Pierre Schoendoerffer|
|Produced by||Georges de Beauregard|
|Written by||Jean-François Chauvel|
|Music by||Philippe Sarde|
|Edited by||Michèle Lavigne|
A courtroom-drama about a dead Captain whose memory is publicly accused by a historian on TV, twenty years after his death. The story follows his widow's struggle to prove that he was not a murderer and did not practise torture while he was leading a ground unit during the Algerian war.
She decides to sue the man who accused him of being a torturer and thus begins an investigation which retraces the Captain's last two weeks, day by day.
The film uses numerous flashbacks depicting battle scenes in Algeria.
- Nicole Garcia (Patricia Caron, the widow)
- Jacques Perrin (Marcel Caron, the captain)
- Georges Wilson (the barristers president)
- Charles Denner (Gillard, the defense counsel)
- Claude Jade (Valouin, the lawyer of the indictment)
- Georges Marchal (General Keller, a witness)
- Christophe Malavoy (Automarchi, a witness)
- Jean Vigny (Prof. Paulet, a historian)
- Florent Pagny ("la Ficelle")
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