L'Instinct de L'ange (1992)

Genres - Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Period Film, War Drama  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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As directed by Richard Dembo, the period adventure drama L'Instinct de l'ange (Angel's Wing) unfurls in early 20th century France, where Henry, a wealthy young Frenchman from an aristocratic family, undergoes an extensive cure for tuberculosis at a sanitarium and gets released soon afterward. He longs to join the French flying corps of the Great War - then raging across Europe - but is promptly rejected given the checkered history of his health. Never one to swallow such rejections, Henry - who learned to fly years earlier of his own accord - promptly joins a local fighting squadron and racks up a litany of air victories, which piques the suspicion of his military colleagues.

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aviation, flying-ace, pilot, rejection, sanitarium, tuberculosis, world-war