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A Soldier's Tale

  • 1988
  • Larry Parr
  • 99 mins
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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Touching, offbeat wartime drama that did not even get a video release in the UK. Gabriel Byrne is the British soldier in France in the latter years of the Second World War, who falls for a French girl (Marianne Basler) who may or may not be a collaborator. Although it's a little too downbeat for its own good, the two leads deliver moving performances and it's directed with some sensitivity by New Zealander Larry Parr. Look out, too, for a brief appearance from Judge Reinhold (Eddie Murphy's sidekick in the Beverly Hills Cop movies) in a rare straight role.

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Credits

Cast

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SaulGabriel Byrne
BelleMarianne Basler
CharliePaul Wyett
YankJudge Reinhold

Crew

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DirectorLarry Parr

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and nudity.
Formats
Colour
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