Date(s) - 12/07/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DU BENGALE
Captain Conan (original title: Capitaine Conan) is a 1996 French drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier. It is based on the 1934 Prix Goncourt – winning novel Captain Conan (Fr. Capitaine Conan) by Roger Vercel.
Synopsis: In the French infantry on the Macedonian Front during the First World War, Conan, an officer of the élite Chasseurs Alpins, is the charismatic leader of a special squad, many from military prisons, who raid enemy lines at night taking no prisoners. Despising career soldiers, his only friend is the young academic Norbert.
When the Armistice with Bulgaria is signed in September 1918, his unit is sent to Bucharest, capital of France’s ally Romania, as part of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. Neither fighting nor demobilized, morale plummets and courts-martial begin. After a successful defence, Norbert is coerced into becoming the prosecutor by the threat that, if he does not, Conan will be charged.