The Colonel
The Colonel (2007)

Acclaimed filmmaker Costa Gavras ponders the ghosts of the French-Algerian war in this shattering and morally labyrinthine adaptation of author Francis Zamponi's 1999 novel. When a retired Colonel Duplan (Olivier Gourmet) is slain in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 21, 2007
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Robert Koehler

Instead of delivering a wallop to the gut, The Colonel is too rigidly conceived to be anything more than a polite reminder of man's inhumanity to man.

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Like an expanded version of Sayid's flashback episode of Lost. Only, like, not nearly as interesting.

Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Far too muted and reticent for a film about colonial occupation, mass carnage and secret military interrogation and torture, Mon Colonel is nevertheless a well meaning anti-war movie with integrity and conscience.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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