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Afi Film Fest: The Final Week

March 22, 1987|KEVIN THOMAS

T he following are capsule reviews of this week's screenings at the AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles. Screenings take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, except where noted. Tickets and information: (213) 520-2000 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. TUESDAY

"The Last Assault" (Romania, 1986, noon). The only difference between this handsome, old-fashioned, large-scale World War II epic and countless others is that it comes from Romania, a country whose cinema is virtually unknown in America. It has massively impressive battle scenes, a young wet-behind-the-ears but brave hero (George Alexandru), tear-jerking patriotism, sentimentality and cornball humor. Sergiu Nicolaescu's direction is crisp and dynamic, but the film is too cliche-ridden to become involving.

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