Men from all over the world have left their pasts behind to start a new life as elite soldiers in the French Foreign Legion. Director/Producer Elisabeth Nord has been granted unprecedented access to follow this legendary defence force from the inside. 'The Foreign Legion: Tougher than the Rest' looks beyond the myths and brutal reputation of the French Foreign Legion, portraying the legionnaires and their lives within the Legion. This exploration reveals the true face of one of the most famous, mysterious and secretive fighting forces in the world. - The ultimate test of manhood - The most brutal way of life - Extreme military missions - A fine tuned fighting machine - An escape for haunted criminals The myths and ruthless reputation of the French Foreign Legion stand strong around the world. Still, its history of adventures and achievements in the toughest military conflicts calls for the deepest respect and admiration.