Savage Brigade (1948)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Originally released in 1939, Savage Brigade (La Brigade Sauvage) is set during WW I. The story concerns a deadly -- and long-standing -- feud between two Cossack officers, Kalatjeff (Charles Vanel) and Mirsky (Troubetskoy). About to settle their differences on the field of honor, the officers are obliged to forget their personal squabbles when the war breaks out. Throughout the hostilities, Kalatjeff and Mirsky fight side by side against the enemy, with the understanding that they'll do their best to kill each other when peace is declared. As it turns out, their duel does not take place for another 20 years!



war, duel, honor [recognition], love, love-triangle, redemption, revenge