Story of recruit who died at French elite army school made into film


Rachid Hami's film Pour la France tells the story of his brother Jallal Hami, 24, who drowned after officers ordered him and other new recruits to the elite military school Saint-Cyr to swim an icy lake in heavy gear during a midnight initiation 'exercise'.

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A new film has thrown a spotlight on France’s elite military school, Saint-Cyr, more than a decade after a “testosterone fuelled” hazing ritual ended with the death of a brilliant army officer recruit, reports The Guardian.