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Paths of Glory

"They were ordered to attack. It was their duty to obey that order. We can't leave it up to the men to decide whether an order is possible or not." General Mireau, "The Paths of Glory"
Les sentiers de la gloire
Stanley Kubrick

Many films have been made about the First World War, but few have been as controversial as The Paths of Glory. Directed by Kubrick in 1957 but censored in France until 1975, this film is a sharp criticism of the French military hierarchical system that sometimes favored ambition over justice. Kirk Douglas is brilliant in his role as Colonel Dax, the only high-ranking officer to take a stand to defend his men who were accused of cowardice.

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