Rosemary Sutcliff film The Eagle in France | L’Aigle de la Neuvième Légion | Stars Tahar Rahim

The french poster for film The Eagle (of the Ninth)In France the film based upon Rosemary Sutcliff‘s  historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth is (happily) entitled still L’Aigle de la Neuvième Légion. French emerging film star Tahar Rahim is the prince of the Seal People. It is released  on 20th April according to Cinema-France (here). The French synopsis of the film is:

L’adaptation d’un roman épique anglo-saxon de Rosemary Sutcliff. L’histoire se déroule au crépuscule de l’Empire Romain. Un officier est envoyé en Grande-Bretagne pour y enquêter sur la mystérieuse disparition de la Neuvième Légion, la plus célèbre de l’Empire, qui stationnait à la frontière avec l’Ecosse. Quatre mille soldats ont mystérieusement disparu, avec parmi eux le père de cet officier…

Source: Cinema-France: L’Aigle de la Neuvième Légion.

Author: Anthony Lawton

Chair, Sussex Dolphin, family company which looks after the work of eminent children’s & historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). Formerly CEO, chair & trustee of various charity, cultural & educational enterprises in UK.

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