Fort Saganne ★★ 1984
Charles Saganne (Depardieu), a soldier from a peasant background, is posted to the French Sahara, where he becomes a natural leader. He gains fame and fortune, marries, and then WWI begins. Good, if cliched, adventure saga. Based on the novel by Louis Gardel. French with subtitles. 180m/C VHS . FR Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Noiret, Sophie Marceau, Michel Duchaussoy; D: Alain Corneau; W: Alain Corneau, Louis Gardel; M: Philippe Sarde.