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The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre

A Feature film by Daniel Vigne

Produced by Société Française de Production Cinématographique (SFPC), Productions Marcel Dassault

Release in France : 14/05/1982

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Actors (20)

Production and distribution (3)

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

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During the medieval times, Martin Guerre returns to his hometown in the middle of France, after being away in the war since he was a child. Nobody recognise him, and the people who knew him suspect he is not Martin, but he knows all about his family and friends, even the most unusual things. Is this man really Martin Guerre?

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

André Pergament

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jean-Claude Carrière, Daniel Vigne

Author of original work :

Janet Lewis

Director of Photography :

André Neau

Production managers :

Paul Maigret, Alain Depardieu

Production Designer :

Alain Nègre

Costume designer :

Anne-Marie Marchand

Assistant directors :

Michel Debats, Reynald Lampert

Dialogue Writers :

Jean-Claude Carrière, Daniel Vigne

Screenwriters :

Daniel Vigne, Jean-Claude Carrière

Assistant Operator :

Jean-Pierre Plichon

Editor :

Denise de Casabianca

Music Composer :

Michel Portal

Still Photographer :

Georges Pierre

Technical details

Feature film

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Drama, Historical

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2 h 2 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (4)

Academy Awards - 1984

Academy Awards (United States, 1984)


Nomination for Best Costume Design

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1983

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1983)

Selection (4)

Best Production Design : Alain Nègre

Best Original Screenplay : Daniel Vigne

Best Original Music : Michel Portal

Most Promising Actor : Dominique Pinon


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1983

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1983)

Awards (4)

César award for best production design : Alain Nègre

César for best original screenplay : Jean-Claude Carrière, Daniel Vigne

César award for best music written for a film : Michel Portal

César award for most promising actor : Dominique Pinon