Mon Colonel (2006)

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Mon Colonel (2006), directed by Laurent Herbiet who introduced the film at the morning screening along with screenwriter, Jean-Claude Grumberg.

Mon Colonel is another French film that deals with the Algerian War in the 1950s. Most of the story is told through a series of black and white flashbacks. A 23-year-old French officer is sent to Algeria under the command of a brutal colonel who will do anything to win a losing war.

The French were in a guerilla war that neither side could win. It was a complete disaster trying to fight terrorists on their own turf. The same thing is happening in Iraq right now. History repeats itself.

I don’t want to give away too much but if you’ve ever watched The Battle of Algiers (1966) then you’re sure to enjoy this film.***

Films are rated from 1 to 4 stars.

Posted in 2006 TIFF and Movie Reviews at 2:46 PM