The Adventures of Gerard

The Adventures of Gerard
  • 1969
  • UK / Switzerland / Italy
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle, HAL Craig, Gene Gutowski, Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Cast: Peter McEnery, Claudia Cardinale, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins

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Spain during Napoleon's Peninsula Campaign and dim-witted lothario Brigadier Gerard is given a mission to deliver a message across enemy territory. Battling against his nerves, an army and the amorous sights of the Countess of Morales the Brigadier haplessly attempts to complete his assignment. This film was programmed by Alan Warner, one of EIFF 2011’s guest curators.

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