War as seen by Robert Aldrich
de 10h15 à 13h00
Film length : 150 min
Language(s) : English, French Subtitles
Format : 35mm
Genre : Fiction
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes
Shortly before the Normandy landings, twelve criminals, all of whom have been sentenced either to death, to forced labour or to prison, are offered the option of a suicide mission in exchange for amnesty: attack a château in France currently taken over by thirty Nazi generals and kill as many as possible.
The film is a fictional work based on a novel, and in no way a reconstruction of an actual event in the history of the Second World War. The novelist nonetheless declares in his introductory note that he has heard stories of such men. The film, while anti-militarist, was accused at the time of being fascist. Today, it is considered to be a seminal work among American war films.