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The Sergeant

6.9
35
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Original title
The Sergeant
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Dennis Murphy
Music
Michel Magne
Cinematography
Henri Persin
Cast
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Producer
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Drama | Gay & Lesbian
Synopsis / Plot
It is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply repressed attraction to other men surfaces when he encounters handsome Private Swanson. Maintaining the rugged "man's man" image of a war hero, Callan barks orders to his underlings. Later, lonely in his solitude, he recalls the frightening experiences of war and the events that led to this crossroads. Filled with self-loathing and unable to act on the natural attraction he feels for Swanson, Callan's affection festers into antagonism. He pushes Swanson constantly with verbal assaults and undeserved punishments. Oblivious to Callan's attraction to him, Swanson comes finally to feel enmity for his Master Sergeant.
Awards
1968: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Rod Steiger)
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