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A Very Long Engagement

In 1919, Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiance Manech (Gaspard Ulliel) left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle". It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If Manech had died, she would know. She hangs on to her intuition as tightly as she would onto the last thread of hope linking her to her lover. A former sergeant tells her in vain that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench named Bingo Crepescule, in the company of four other men condemned to die for self-inflicted wounds. Her path ahead is full of obstacles but Mathilde is not frightened. Anything is possible to someone who is willing to challenge fate... The director and star of "Amelie" reunite for this rapturously beautiful, overwhelmingly romantic epic. A sweeping, often funny, sometimes brutal journey that touches deeply those that fall under its spell.

Year: 2004
Genre: Foreign Language Films, French Cinema, Based on..., Best of Post 2000, 2005, Who am I? Movie Amnesia, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: France, USA
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Clovis Cornillac, Marion Cotillard, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Julie Depardieu, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Andre Dussollier, Tcheky Karyo, Denis Lavant, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Paul Rouve, Jodie Foster
Duration: 128 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains violence, cruelty and sex scenes
Subtitles: Yes
7.7/10
Location in store: Foreign (France)

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