A Very Long Engagement Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for A Very Long Engagement the Movie

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Jeunet reteams with his "Amelie" star Tautou in a bittersweet WWI-era weepie about a young woman who refuses to believe her fiance has died on the battlefield. In 1917, Manech (Ulliel) is the youngest of five soldiers court-martialed and condemned to certain death in a frontline trench. Two years later, Mathilde (Tautou) is equally certain that Manech is still alive, especially when she receives a letter from one of Menach's fellow soldiers. She hires detective Pire (Holgado) to help her investigate; in a parallel story, Tina (Cotillard), the girlfriend of another soldier, is also looking for answers, although for a much-deadlier purpose. French with subtitles; based on the 1991 novel by Sebastien Japrisot.

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Not Yet Released

Available on DVD
Running time 133 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
World War I, France, Otherwise Engaged, Period Piece: 1910s, Paris, Romantic Drama
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean Becker, Clovis Cornillac, Marion Cotillard, Jodie Foster, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Albert Dupontel, Andre Dussollier, Ticky Holgado, Tcheky Karyo, Denis Lavant, Francois Levantal, Chantal Neuwirth, Dominique Pinon, Dominique Bettenfeld, Jean-Pierre Daroussin, Jerome Kircher, Jean-Paul Rouve, Rodolphe Pauly
Cinematography
Bruno Delbonnel
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Music
Angelo Badalamenti
Other
Herve Schneid, Madeline Fontaine, Aline Bonetto
Producer
Francis Boespflug, TF-1 Films, Warner Bros.

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