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Soldier's Tale [DVD] [1988] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: 6305835594
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,048 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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I was ready to love this movie, good cast great setting, but I found the perspective difficult to like.
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I simply cannot give this more than 3 because of the way rape was handled and the woman, that's not to say I don't think it could be realistic. Just not something I can enjoy.
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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars 15 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars vhs version soldier's tale 17 May 2014
By miranda - Published on Amazon.com
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very good movie I thought; I liked the cinamatography and the lighting, and editing,etc. It's fast paced, without feeling too hurried, hyped up, or so fast that you can't appreciate the tenderness and poignancy of some of the more sweet, or romantic moments in the film. I thought the story very romantic, and the shocking ending makes the story even more poignant. Very handsome boy, meets pretty girl. It's a good movie
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1.0 out of 5 stars Do not bother to watch the movie A soldier's Tale 8 May 2013
By Richard Fowler - Published on Amazon.com
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The scenery and locale were ideal. But the film was totally illogical in many ways. The ending was completely unlikely and extremely disturbing. It does not follow a reasonable conclusion. I would not recommend this movie to anyone.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lost treasure 30 Dec. 2012
By Heath - Published on Amazon.com
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This little known film has the kind of imperfections that make it endearing. But it is much more than that. If The Impressionists had made films, they would have made this one. It is beautifully and tenderly directed, with attention to detail. It is subtle in its nuiances, and startling in its conclusion. Marianne Basler is perfectly cast. She lives every moment in her senuous body,but can she remain in it when she is a marked woman? Be patient with the opening scenes. Gabriel Byrne paces his performance. By the end you realize it is as honest as the character he plays - a plain British soldier, warts and all.
Lust and war have brought these two together, and wrought their circumstances. Love will resolve their dilema. When all hope is gone, only the gift of dignity remains.
This is not a war story, but it does throw into relief the vulnerability of woman in war - especially the young. And it hammers home the tragic brutality of war, for men and women alike. Rich in symbolism, yet simple in the telling, this story does not allow you to take sides - it is so deeply human.
The artistic direction is stunning, as is the location in France.
A Soldier's Tale belongs in any serious collection.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Scenery, Lousy Storyline 10 Sept. 2013
By Athena - Published on Amazon.com
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From the goofy American soldier, who portrays the entire American Army & Americans for that matter as a bunch of innocent, gum chewing nitwits to the rape, and finally killing of Belle, the movie is a poor portrayal of wartime France or anywhere else. If Belle was homely, would any soldier care? Suffered through.
If you want a wartime drama, watch "The Pianist"
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5.0 out of 5 stars A PASSIONATE WEEKEND 21 Mar. 2001
By Bonita L. Davis - Published on Amazon.com
NORMANDY: 1944. World War II. Imagine yourself a soldier doing what you know best; kill. You kill without feeling for you know if your guard drops then you too will be dead. Your unit stops for a period of rest and you wander through the area. A farm house comes into your view and you see a woman. Only God knows how long you have been without one. Here's one for the taking.
Thus begins this complex story of a British soldier (Gabriel Byrne) whose encounter with an accused collaborator (Marianne Basler) stirs his passion and awakens within him feelings long buried. Transport yourself into time when war makes men into brutes, reduces religion to a mockery and denies people their humanity.
Gabriel Byrne and Marianne Basler give a remarkable performance as two accidental lovers caught up in the whirlwind of war in which there are no black and white answers. Your heart will be throbbing as you witness the dynamics of this couple. Themes of betrayal, objectification of women and lust emerge from this tale. This saga is outstanding in dealing with the emotions of soldiers, civilians and the church in a war which turns everything upside down. Witness this drama.
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