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(1981)
Movie Southern Comfort
Title Southern Comfort
Year 1981
Director Walter Hill
Genre Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Plot – Nine soldiers of Louisiana National Guard depart for a training in an intricate natural landscape. Louisiana's dense and wild forest is the less daunting obstacle: the dangers in fact begin when the group arrives near a swamp in the Cajuns' territory, who are descendants of Canadians refugees of the 1700. To cross the swamp, the group uses some natural reeds found on the river: they know the plants belong to the locals but they borrow them. Nevertheless the owners are watching them by the shore and one of the soldiers shoots to frighten them. Immediately the sergeant is hit in turn and dies instantly, so a cruel war among the soldiers and the Cajuns starts out. The natives are well-armed and know how to move in the area, while the soldiers soon realize they have no orientation, no compass or radio and soon no more bullets to defend themselves. Tension and nervousness arise among the soldiers, until the fear generates personal grievances, detonates struggles and hate. Six of them die and the only two survivors finally reach the road at the edge of the swamp and ask help to a passing truck, but the driver takes them back to the Cajuns'. The relief of the two soldiers is short-lived: they fight valiantly against the most brutal villagers. Seeing the arrival of a US military vehicle they rush upon it, but even this reveals to be a tragic possibility.
All actors – Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales, T.K. Carter, Lewis Smith, Les Lannom, Peter Coyote, Alan Autry, Brion James, Sonny Landham, Allan Graf, Ned Dowd, Rob Ryder, Greg Guirard, June Borel, Jeanne-Louise Bulliard, Orel Borel, Jeannie Spector, Marc Savoy, Frank Savoy, Dewey Balfa, John Stelly
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