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A Very Long Engagement

A Very Long Engagement

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Produced by 2003 Productions

Release in France : 27/10/2004

    Synopsis

    It's 1919 and Mathilde is 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiance Manech left for the Somme where, like thousands of others, he "died on the field of honor." The official notification of his death clearly states this, black ink on white paper. And yet, Mathilde refuses to accept this evidence. If Manech was dead, she would know. She clings on to her intuition as though to a last stretched cord linking her to her lover. A former sergent may insist that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench called Bingo Crépuscule, accompanied by four other soldiers condemned to death for willful mutilation, the message doesn't get through. Mathilde refuses to let go, clings ever more tightly to her convictions and sets out on her own investigation. Despite false hopes and incertitudes, little be little she reveals the truth about what happened to Manech and his four camarades.
    The path is full of stumbling blocks and traps, but Mathilde is not afraid. Anything can be overcome by those who choose to challenge fate...

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    Actors (64)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    2003 Productions

    French distribution :

    Warner Bros. (France)

    Co-productions :

    Warner Bros. (France), TF1 Films Production, Tapioca Films

    News agency (France) :

    B.C.G.

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Francis Boespflug

    Author of original work :

    Sébastien Japrisot

    Director of Photography :

    Bruno Delbonnel

    Assistant Operators :

    Éric Vallée, Steeven Petitteville

    Production Manager :

    Jean-Marc Deschamps

    Editor :

    Hervé Schneid

    Assistant editor :

    Céline Kélépikis

    Music Composer :

    Angelo Badalamenti

    Costume designer :

    Madeline Fontaine

    Narrator :

    Florence Thomassin

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Historical

    Themes :

    War

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, United States

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, United States)

    Production year :

    2004

    French release :

    27/10/2004

    Runtime :

    2 h 14 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    109.062

    Visa issue date :

    29/10/2004

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby Digital

    Rating restrictions :

    Suitable for all viewers, with warnings

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (16)

    Festival Selections (6)

    Academy Awards - 2005

    Academy Awards (United States, 2005)

    Selection (3)

    Nomination for Best Art Direction : Aline Bonetto

    Nomination for Best Cinematography : Bruno Delbonnel

    Nomination for Best Art Direction

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2005

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2005)

    Selection (12)

    Best Costume Design : Madeline Fontaine

    Best Sound : Vincent Arnardi, Gérard Hardy, Jean Umansky

    Best Production Design : Aline Bonetto

    Best Cinematography : Bruno Delbonnel

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant

    Best Editing : Hervé Schneid

    Best Original Music : Angelo Badalamenti

    Most Promising Actor : Gaspard Ulliel

    Best Supporting Actress : Marion Cotillard

    Best Actress : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    Best Director : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    Best Film

    Lumiere Awards - 2005

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2005)

    Selection

    French Films

    Moscow - French Film Festival - 2004

    Moscow - French Film Festival (Russia, 2004)

    Selection

    Official Section

    Stockholm International Film Festival - 2004

    Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden, 2004)

    Selection

    World Cinema Section

    Awards

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2005

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2005)

    Awards (4)

    César Award for Best Supporting Actress : Marion Cotillard

    César Award for Most Promising Actor : Gaspard Ulliel

    César Award for Best Cinematography : Bruno Delbonnel

    César Award for Best Production Design : Aline Bonetto

    Delegations (4)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2005

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2005)

    Team (14)

    Actor : Audrey Tautou

    Actor : Gaspard Ulliel

    Sound recordist : Gérard Hardy

    Editor : Hervé Schneid

    Sound recordist : Jean Umansky

    Costume designer : Madeline Fontaine

    Actor : Marion Cotillard

    Director of photography : Bruno Delbonnel

    Director : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    Sound recordist : Vincent Arnardi

    Screenwriter : Guillaume Laurant

    Composer of original music : Angelo Badalamenti

    Production designer : Aline Bonetto

    Screenwriter : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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