Documentary filmmaker Elisabeth Nord sets out to follow the gruelling military training of the French Foreign Legion.
Filming from inside the legendary defence force, Elisabeth gets a chance to look beyond the myths and brutal reputations of the Foreign Legion.
Portraying the legionnaire’s daily life, the three-part mini-series seeks to understand the true face of the fighting force along with the men who choose to join.
Episode one visits the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment in Nimes, delves into their training, parading and overall life in the barracks.
Furthermore, we’ll hear from the legionnaires themselves on their backgrounds and what it is like being in Legion.
The Legion’s story continues in Episode two where filmmaker Elisabeth Nord films the cultivated military traditions and the annual competitions.
We’ll also get a chance to see sniper training and combat training, as peacekeeping in Djibouti, Africa, intensifies.
In the final episode the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment is on an exercise in the city of Rodez and the parachute regiment is training in Djibouti.
The General is visiting his regiment in Nimes in the build up to the annual celebration of Camerone Day which includes the Camerone Games.
Camerone Day is celebrated in remembrance of the most heroic battle in the Legion’s history.
- Release date2007
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Elisabeth Nord
- Also known asThe Legion