The Scarlet Tunic (1997)

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  • The Melancholy Hussar Working


Based on Thomas Hardy short story. In fictional Wessex, during the Napoleonic Wars, a German cavalry regiment is stationed on the land of a country doctor. His daughter Frances, in a loveless engagement, is wooed by a handsome young officer, Matthaus. Deciding to join his friends in deserting, Matthaus persuades Frances to come with him. But that same night, her betrothed suddenly arrives at her home. Frances is torn between love and duty.

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