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The Desert of the Tartars (Il deserto dei Tartari) (1976)

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Jacques Perrin Jacques Perrin
Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo
Vittorio Gassman Vittorio Gassman
Colonel Giovanbattista Filimore
Giuliano Gemma Giuliano Gemma
Major Matis
Helmut Griem Helmut Griem
Lieutenant Simeon
Philippe Noiret Philippe Noiret
Francisco Rabal Francisco Rabal
Marshal Tronk
Fernando Rey Fernando Rey
Colonel Nathanson
Laurent Terzieff Laurent Terzieff
Lieutenent Pietro Von Hamerling

Written by (View all)
Dino Buzzati Dino Buzzati
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André G. Brunelin André G. Brunelin


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Description: As his first assignment, lieutenant Drogo is sent to an isolated fortress on the borders of a desert and of a range of high mountains. The mission of the garrison is to prevent a possible incursion by the fearsome Tartars, coming from beyond the desert. Some fellow officers are eagerly awaiting an attack; some no longer want to believe in it; others take advantage of the vague threat to further their career. All of them are sacrificing everything -- health, youth, friends, family -- for a distant military ideal: leading the defence against the onslaught of the enemy. But in the vast emptiness surrounding the fortress, nobody has ... (more)
Release date: 29 October 1976
Tags: Based On Novel (2), 1976 (2), Drama (2), Italy (2), Italian (1), War (1), Foreign Language (1), 70's (1), HQ (1), Fort (1), Desert (1), Color (1)
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