Long Dimanche de Fiancailles, Un (2004, FRA/USA) C-134m. SCOPE *** D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Starring Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Dominique Pinon, Chantal Neuwirth, André Dussolier, Marion Cottilard, Dominique Bettenfeld, Jodie Foster, Jean-Pierre Becker, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Tchéky Karyo, Denis Lavant, Rufus. Outstanding, visually breathtaking drama from the creator of LE FABULEUX DESTIN D'AMELIE POULAIN (2001). WW1, the front, in early 1917. Five soldiers, sentenced to death, are sent between enemy lines to their certain doom. One of them, a barely 20-year-old, is in love with Mathilde (Tautou), who, about three years later, refuses to believe that her boyfriend is dead. She commences a frantic search for clues that show that he might still be alive. Dazzling, superbly directed drama has the same inimitable look and feel of the director's earlier features. Excellent score by Angelo Badalamenti. Based on the novel by Sébastien Japrisot. English title: A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT.


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