A Very Long Engagement
WWI in Cinema
Showings
Film Info
Series:WWI in Cinema
Rating:R
Run Time:133 min
Release Year:2004
Country:France
Genre:War
Sponsored By:Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Original Language:French
Subtitles:Subtitled
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Cast Members:Audrey Tautou
Gaspard Ulliel
Dominique Pinon
Description

In collaboration with the Montana Museum of Art & Culture and its exhibit "Over There! Montanans in the Great War," the Roxy Theater is presenting three extraordinary films about the First World War.

Near the end of World War I in France, five nearly hopeless men shoot themselves in order to escape the horror of the frontline trenches at the Somme. They are court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and as punishment, are pushed out of an allied trench into no-man's land, left alone to die a horrible death. The fiancee of one of the men, suddenly receives some information that leads her to believe her boyfriend might have somehow been able to escape his prescribed fate. She sets out on a painful and frustrating search for the truth, which also leads her to learn about the absurdity of war, the strangeness of secrecy, and the enduring passion and tenacity of the human heart. Based on the acclaimed novel by Sebastian Japrisot. Nominated for two Academy Awards.