A Very Long Engagement Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

Summary: Five desperate French soldiers during The Battle of the Somme shoot themselves, either by accident or with purpose, in order to be invalidated back home. Having been "caught" a court-martial convenes and determines punishment to be banishment to No Man's Land with the objective of having the Germans finish them off. In the process of telling this tale each man's life is briefly explored along with their next of kin as Methilde, fiancée to one of the men, tries to determine the circumstances of her lover's death. This task is not made any easier for her due to a bout with polio as a child. Along the way she discovers the heights and depths of the human soul.
Runtime: 133 min
Rating: Rated R for violence and sexuality.
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Countries: USA, France
Languages: German, French, Corsican
Home Release Date: Jul 12, 2005
Director Credit
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Director
Writer Credit
Guillaume Laurant Story And Adaptation
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Story And Adaptation
Sébastien Japrisot Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Audrey Tautou Mathilde
Gaspard Ulliel Manech
Jodie Foster Elodie Gordes
Cast Credit
Albert Dupontel Célestin Poux
André Dussollier Pierre-Marie Rouvières
Chantal Neuwirth Bénédicte
Clovis Cornillac Benoît Notre-Dame
Denis Lavant Six-Soux
Dominique Bettenfeld Ange Bassignano
Dominique Pinon Sylvain
Jean-Pierre Becker Esperanza
Jean-Pierre Darroussin Benjamin Gordes
Jérôme Kircher Bastoche
Marion Cotillard Tina Lombardi
Ticky Holgado Germain Pire
Producer Credit
Bill Gerber Executive Producer
Fabienne Tsaï Creative Executive Producer
Francis Boespflug Associate Producer
Jean-Louis Monthieux Executive Producer
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