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Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (1999)
Hornblower is called to take a company of British troops (which the sailors call lobsters because of their red coats) and a company of French nationalists to France to fight in the revolution. But Hornblower is horrified by the brutality of the French commander as he guillotines everyone in a village that destroyed his former home and his unwillingness to take part in the actual battles. However, when the commander and his men set out to rape and brutalize a young school teacher, Hornblower vows his protection of her.
Year: 1999
Country: UK
Directed by : Andrew Grieve
Written by : Chris Ould
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West, Jamie Bamber, Paul Copley, Sean Gilder
Literary source: C.S. Forester "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower"