A Very Long Engagement (2004)

In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech 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...

Directing:
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Writing:
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Guillaume Laurant

Stars:
Release Date: 2004-10-26
themoviedb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: FR
  • Language: 日本語 | Français | English
  • Runtime: 133
  • Budget: $47,000,000
Albert Dupontel
Albert Dupont...
Célestin Poux
Gaspard Ulliel
Gaspard Ullie...
Manech
Elina Löwensohn
Elina Löwenso...
la soeur de Günther
Dominique Pinon
Dominique Pin...
Sylvain
Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotill...
Tina Lombardi
Ticky Holgado
Ticky Holgado
Germain Pire
André Dussollier
André Dussoll...
Pierre-Marie Rouvières
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
Elodie Gordes
Audrey Tautou
Audrey Tautou
Mathilde
Dominique Bettenfeld
Dominique Bet...
Ange Bassignano
Chantal Neuwirth
Chantal Neuwi...
Bénédicte
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Jean-Pierre D...
Benjamin Gordes
Denis Lavant
Denis Lavant
Six Sous
Rufus
Rufus
Un Breton
Jérôme Kircher
Jérôme Kirche...
Bastoche
Jean-Claude Dreyfus
Jean-Claude D...
Commandant Lavrouye
Clovis Cornillac
Clovis Cornil...
Benoît Notre-Dame
Jean-Pierre Becker
Jean-Pierre B...
Esperanza
Jean-Paul Rouve
Jean-Paul Rou...
Le facteur
Julie Depardieu
Julie Depardi...
Véronique Passavant
Michel Vuillermoz
Michel Vuille...
P'tit Louis
Urbain Cancelier
Urbain Cancel...
Le curé
Maud Rayer
Maud Rayer
Madame Desrochelles
Michel Robin
Michel Robin
Le vieil homme sur le champ de bataille
Tchéky Karyo
Tchéky Karyo
Capitaine Favourier
Philippe Duquesne
Philippe Duqu...
Favart
Bouli Lanners
Bouli Lanners
Chardolot
Stéphane Butet
Stéphane Bute...
Philippot
Christian Pereira
Christian Per...
L'officier des archives
François Levantal
François Leva...
Thouvenel
Patrick Paroux
Patrick Parou...
Le médecin militaire
Virgil Leclaire
Virgil Leclai...
Manech 13 ans
Florence Thomassin
Florence Thom...
Narrator (voice)
Thierry Gibault
Thierry Gibau...
Lieutenant Estrangin
Gilles Masson
Gilles Masson
L'officier assassiné
Michel Chalmeau
Michel Chalme...
Le curé de Milly
Marc Faure
Marc Faure
Le directeur de la prison
Rodolphe Pauly
Rodolphe Paul...
Jean Desrochelles
Xavier Maly
Xavier Maly
Le camarade de Chardolot
Tony Gaultier
Tony Gaultier
Un fossoyeur
Jean-Gilles Barbier
Jean-Gilles B...
Le sergent
Marc Robert
Marc Robert
Un poilu
Philippe Maymat
Philippe Maym...
Un poilu
Eric Debrosse
Eric Debrosse
Un poilu
Michel Gondoin
Michel Gondoi...
Un poilu
Éric Fraticelli
Éric Fraticel...
Le corse menaçant
Philippe Beautier
Philippe Beau...
Le blagueur du train
Gérald Weingand
Gérald Weinga...
Un soldat floué
Luc Sonzogni
Luc Sonzogni
Un soldat floué
Xavier Berlioz
Xavier Berlio...
L'ordonnance
Frankie Pain
Frankie Pain
La maquerelle
Marcel Philippot
Marcel Philip...
Le couple bourgeois
Frédérique Bel
Frédérique Be...
Une fille de joie
Alexandre Caumartin
Alexandre Cau...
Un brancardier
Eric Defosse
Eric Defosse
Un brancardier