War On Screen - Festival International des cinémas de guerre

War as seen by Robert Aldrich

The Dirty Dozen wednesday

Horaires de la séance de 10h15 à 13h00

Lieu de la séance Cinéma Comète

Réalisateur Robert Aldrich

Pays USA

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.




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