The fascination of the Foreign Legion in a classic adventure
Any good film about the Foreign Legion should have: a lost character who gets mixed up in murky criminal affairs; a femme fatale who only makes his situation worse; a good woman who tries to get him out of trouble; a sadistic sergeant intent on breaking his spirit; exciting battle scenes set in the desert. Legione straniera has all of this and more. Just sit back and enjoy the adventure, intrigue and drama of a film that tells its story in such a natural way as to transport us into a timeless dream.
Irene is in love with Alberto, a sailor. But her family is against the relationship and does everything it can to keep them apart. After Alberto is led to believe that she has left him, he abandons himself to a life of vice before joining the Foreign Legion. He ends up fighting in Algeria. Irene sets off to track him down, accompanied by Alberto’s younger brother. He survives the battle and the lovers can be reunited.