Cinema: Encore La Guerre

Taxi for Tobruk is a modest French-made drama that effectively understates the points that None But the Brave garbles at the top of its Voice. The setting is North Africa, 1942. Shelled out of their halftrack vehicle, four French soldiers flee across the desert. Next day they slip up to a German patrol car and slaughter four men camped on the sand near by. The fifth, an arrogant young Afrika Korps captain (Hardy Kruger), becomes their prisoner.

En route to El Alamein, the Frenchmen sweat and struggle while the German sneers. When they are bogged down in the sand, he refuses...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!