A group from the French Foreign Legion are forgotten and abandoned somewhere in the gulf of Djibouti, remnants of a ghost army. In Marseille, former officer Galoup remembers his time in Africa, commanding his men. But Galoup also starts to think about how the arrival of a young legionary changed everything.
Original dialogue: French, Italian, Russian
Directed by: Claire Denis
Starring: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Running time: 90 min
Awards & Screenings:
Best Cinematography - French Academy of Cinema (Césars) 2000
Reader Jury of the "Berliner Zeitung" – Special Mention – Berlin IFF 2000
KNF Award – Special Mention – Rotterdam IFF 2001
Sunday 1 December, 10:30am at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial
Friday 6 December, 3:30pm at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City
Complete programme of Panorama of the European Film
All data provided by Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine.