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* TapOnTheHead: Suggested to happen off screen : as the French go through a German-controlled town, Stegel lies unconscious in the back of the car. It is suggested that Dumas knocked him down.

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* TapOnTheHead: Suggested to happen off screen : screen: as the French go through a German-controlled town, Stegel lies unconscious in the back of the car. It is suggested that Dumas knocked him down.

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* DumbIsGood: As the crew is stranded with no water in the desert, the most intellectual guys want to sit and wait for death (averting a painful desperate walk) while the two most simple minded ones leave them and walk. They eventually join them, as one notices that (paraphrasing) "two sitting intellectuals won't go as far as one walking brute". The dumb ones are proved right when they find a German car with water.

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* TapOnTheHead: Suggested to happen off screen : as the French go through a German-controlled town, Stegel lies unconscious in the back of the car. It is suggested that Dumas knocked him down.


* CentralTheme: War is absurd. Successfully averts DoNotDoThisCoolThing as war is never showed in a positive manner (although this film isn't horrific).

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* CentralTheme: War is absurd. Successfully averts DoNotDoThisCoolThing as war is never showed in a positive fun manner (although this film isn't horrific).


* IdiotBall: At some point the French soldiers [[spoiler: let Stegel take the wheel of the car while they are all walking unarmed]].

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* IdiotBall: At some point the French soldiers [[spoiler: let Stegel take the wheel of the car while they are all walking unarmed]]. May be justified due to stress and exhaustion.

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* IdiotBall: At some point the French soldiers [[spoiler: let Stegel take the wheel of the car while they are all walking unarmed]].

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* {{Conscription}}: Dumas, the most senior soldier among the French, started the war as a conscript.

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* BittersweetEnding: The film ends as the French are celebrating victory. Dumas seems quite bitter though.


* CentralTheme: Successfully saying DoNotDoThisCoolThing. War is never showed in a positive manner (although this film isn't horrific).

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* CentralTheme: War is absurd. Successfully saying DoNotDoThisCoolThing. War averts DoNotDoThisCoolThing as war is never showed in a positive manner (although this film isn't horrific).


* CentralTheme: DoNotDoThisCoolThing. War is never showed in a positive manner (although this film isn't horrific).

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* CentralTheme: Successfully saying DoNotDoThisCoolThing. War is never showed in a positive manner (although this film isn't horrific).


* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Averted. War is never showed in a positive manner (although this film isn't horrific).

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Averted.CentralTheme: DoNotDoThisCoolThing. War is never showed in a positive manner (although this film isn't horrific).


''Un taxi pour Tobrouk'' ("A taxi to Tobrouk" which is a city in Lybia) is a 1961 film directed by Denys de La Patellière, starring ''Creator/LinoVentura'' and ''Music/CharlesAznavour''.

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''Un taxi pour Tobrouk'' ("A taxi to Tobrouk" which is a city in Lybia) is a 1961 film directed by Denys de La Patellière, starring ''Creator/LinoVentura'' and ''Music/CharlesAznavour''.
''Music/CharlesAznavour''. It may be considered a CultClassic in France and features many (locally) famous quotes.


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* AllGermansAreNazis: Averted. Stegel's politics are not discussed, but he is mostly a nice guy (and doesn't show any sign of contempt when Goldmann says he is Jewish).
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Thomas Dumas is called bridadier by the other guys, but that is a land army rank and he is a marine. May be justified since the other guys are from the land army and the Free French Forces were made up of whatever forces were available.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Averted. War is never showed in a positive manner (although this film isn't horrific).


''Un taxi pour Tobrouk'' ("A taxi to Tobrouk" which is a city in Lybia) is a 1961 film directed by Denys de La Patellière, starring ''Creator/LinoVentura'' and ''Music/CharlesAznavour''.

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''Un taxi pour Tobrouk'' ("A taxi to Tobrouk" which is a city in Lybia) is a 1961 film directed by Denys de La Patellière, starring ''Creator/LinoVentura'' and ''Music/CharlesAznavour''.''Music/CharlesAznavour''.

It is set in 1941 in Northern Africa at the time of the El Alamein battle. A commando of Free French Forces, led by Théo Dumas (Lino Ventura) are stranded in the Sahara desert. They manage to kill a few German soldiers, take their jeep and make captain Stegel prisoner. They travel through German-controlled territory aiming to reach Allied territory while having to cooperate with their prisoner (in a situation that feels similar to Film/{{Lifeboat}}).

This film is strongly anti-militarist and shows the absurdity of war.

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''Un taxi pour Tobrouk'' ("A taxi to Tobrouk" which is a city in Lybia) is a 1961 film directed by Denys de La Patellière, starring ''Creator/LinoVentura'' and ''Music/CharlesAznavour''.

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