Le Diable Rouge 

a screenplay by prussiafox submitted on 11/23/2002 (drama, historical, romance)

It is said that when you die, your life flashes before your eyes. For Manfred von Richthofen, the "ace pilot" of...

Synopsis

It is said that when you die, your life flashes before your eyes. For Manfred von Richthofen, the "ace pilot" of World War I, that time has come; he has flown his last mission. LE DIABLE ROUGE is that split second in time. It is a character study that focuses on his fiercest battle, the fight within himself to love and to allow himself to be loved. Set against the backdrop of World War I Germany and carried throughout by its' action sequences, LE DIABLE ROUGE is a fine mixture of drama, action and romance. Harrowing ordeals of the first "dogfights" and one spectacular encounter with over sixty aircraft, all within close proximity of each other, will satisfy anyone seeking an adrenaline rush. Through it all, Manfred von Richthofen must struggle to overcome a serious head wound and its' after effects while dealing with a strange and new adversary, a blossiming romance; forbidden by his own chivalrous sense of honor and duty. In the end, he will score his greatest victory, one not recorded in the annals of history.

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