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F-0181

Title:

Le Peloton d'exécution
Firing Squad

Category:

S

Produced:

1991

Country:

Canada / France

Released:

Film: 1991 ?

Director:

Michel Andrieu

Writer:

Jeremy Hole; Colin McDougall (novel)

Actors:

Cedric Smith (Lt. Col. Harfield); Malcolm Stewart (Maj. Tom McGuire); Stephen Ouimette (Capt. John Adam); Robin Renucci (Capt. Philippe Dumont); Albert Schultz (Capt. Aubrey Bruxton); David Gow (Lt. Wilson); Philippe Dormoy (Sgt. Konzuk); David Hemblen (Sgt. Mortlake); Hume Baugh (Cpl. Rameau); Brent Stait (Cpl. Bloggs); Duncan Ollerenshaw ( Daniel Jones); Charley Boorman (Sammy Macartney); Simon de La Brosse (Denis Fremont); Roch Leibovici (Claude Martinon); Justin Louis (Greg Blair)

Description:

"The Firing Squad" is based on Colin McDougall's novel THE EXECUTION. The plot line and the characters' names are basically the same as McDougall's story with some minor alterations like Sydney Jones becomes Daniel Jones and Brigadier Hatfield becomes Lt. General HAR-field. The story centres around Captain John Adam who is pressured by his military superiors to be the leader of the firing squad who will execute Private Jones, the first Canadian sentenced to death in WWII. If Adam accepts, his dishonourable service record will be erased and he'll be a hero; if Adam refuses, he will be further dishonoured and likely be the SECOND Canadian sentenced to death. Although the moral struggle suffered by Captain Adam is more impelling in the McDougall story, the film does offer the same satisfactory conclusion. Both the novel and film illustrate the irony of war and capital punishment. The subject matter draws the viewer in and they are kept in by the stellar Canadian cast which include familiar faces such as Albert Schultz, David Hemblen and Cedric Smith who is effectively villainous in the role of General Harfield. Overall, this film is worthwhile period piece. (ram-30 from Dillon, Saskatchewan)

Language:

English

TT:

J.S. Bach's Music:

Cantate BWV 211

Cantate BWV 212

Format:

Film: Color

Company:

Film: Atlantis Films Limited; Firing Squadd Productions Inc.; France 3 Cinéma; La Sept Cinéma; Télé-Images Création

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Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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