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R| 2 hr. 14 min.

Plot Summary
Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) is told that her fiancé (Gaspard Ulliel) has been killed in World War I. She refuses to believe this, however, and begins trying to find out what actually happened on the battlefield the night he was supposedly killed, enlisting the help of a private investigator. During her search, she stumbles across evidence of the inhumane and morally bankrupt system used by the French to deal with deserters, and hears from other men who were sentenced to extreme punishment.

Cast: Audrey Tautou , Gaspard Ulliel , Jean-Pierre Becker , Dominique Bettenfeld , Clovis Cornillac , Marion Cotillard , Jodie Foster , Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Genres: Drama, War

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

Release Date: November 26th, 2004|2 hr. 14 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    An emotional powerhouse. show more

  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Hauntingly tells a story older than the Odyssey and as timely as today's body count from Iraq. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A long movie that almost wears out its 21/4-hour welcome, yet it's full of surprises. show more

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Engrossing love story. Well worth watching.

  • October 01, 2009 lionelgalen
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    I hate most sub-title movies--this was the pleasent exception--well done well acted,and a real joy!!!!!!! 5 star picture

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