War On Screen - Festival International des cinémas de guerre

War as seen by Robert Aldrich

Too late the hero saturday

Horaires de la séance de 16h00 à 18h30

Lieu de la séance Cinéma Comète

Réalisateur Robert Aldrich

Pays USA

Film length : 133 min

Language(s) : French

Format : 35mm

Genre : Fiction

Too late the hero (1970)

Starring Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Henry Fonda


British and Japanese troops come face to face on an island of the New Hebrides in November 1942. With an American convoy due to arrive off the coast, it then becomes vital that the Japanese radio transmitter be destroyed.
It is once again men’s behaviour that interests Aldrich, for whom heroic acts are simply the product of chance. Cowardice and bravery are of equal merit. War is once again described as dirty, cruel and violent, in contrast to Hollywood films that applaud courage and heroism. As in previous films produced at his studios, the film was to be a commercial failure.




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