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To Be Twenty in the Aures (1972)

Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès (original title)
How to become a killing machine in Algeria when, at the start, you are a Pacifist Breton. Let Lieutenant Perrin deal with this bunch of rebels and make them "true soldiers", who know how to... See full summary »

Director:

René Vautier

Writer:

René Vautier
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alexandre Arcady Alexandre Arcady ... Noël (as Arcady)
Hamid Djellouli Hamid Djellouli ... Youssef
Philippe Léotard ... Le lieutenant Perrin
Jacques Canselier Jacques Canselier ... Coco (as Jacques Cancelier)
Jean-Michel Ribes Jean-Michel Ribes ... Le curé
Alain Scoff Alain Scoff ... Le soldat Lomic
Jean-Jacques Moreau Jean-Jacques Moreau ... Jacques (as J. Jacques Moreau)
Michel Elias Michel Elias ... Robert
Yves Branellec Yves Branellec ... L'instituteur
Philippe Brizard Philippe Brizard ... La Marie
Charles Trétout Charles Trétout ... Charles
Pierre Vautier Pierre Vautier ... Pierrick
Alain Vautier Alain Vautier ... Lanick
Bernard Ramel Bernard Ramel ... Nanard
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Storyline

How to become a killing machine in Algeria when, at the start, you are a Pacifist Breton. Let Lieutenant Perrin deal with this bunch of rebels and make them "true soldiers", who know how to shoot, who know how to torture, who know how to kill. Only Noël resists, only Noël tries to do something to put an end to this folly... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 May 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Att vara tjugo år i Aurès-bergen See more »

Filming Locations:

Algeria

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,422
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Company Credits

Production Co:

UPCB See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Le dur désir de dire (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Bien le bonjour, mon Lieutenant
Written by René Vautier
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Documentary-style tableau
4 January 2003 | by vostfSee all my reviews

The quality and the limit of Avoir vingt ans dans les Aurès is its naively natural style. The low-key tonality may work some times but on the whole you only see a fake documentary. Cinematographically speaking this movie lacks directing, acting, some pace, a hook...


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