|Plot: 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.
Rating: 8.1/10 (3076 votes)
Director: Andrew Grieve
Writer: C.S. Forester (novels), Chris Ould (screenplay)
Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West
Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Released: 1999 Apr 25