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A very long engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles) - Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Movie propaganda

From the director and star of Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Audrey Tautou) comes a very different love story: A very long engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles), based on the acclaimed novel by Sébastien Japrisot. The film is set in France near the end of World War I in the deadly trenches of the Somme, in the gilded Parisian halls of power and in the modest home of an indomitable provincial girl, Mathilde (Audrey Tautou). It tells the story of this young woman's relentless, moving and sometimes comic search for her fiancée, Manech (Gaspard Ulliel), who has disappeared. He is one of five French soldiers believed to have been court-martialled under mysterious circumstances and pushed out of an allied trench into an almost-certain death in No Man's Land. What follows is an investigation into the arbitrary nature of secrecy, the absurdity of war and the enduring passion, intuition and tenacity of the human heart.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film France French World War I Great War romance love trenches farm

Persons of interest

  • Audrey Tautou .... Mathilde
  • Gaspard Ulliel .... Manech
  • Jean-Pierre Becker .... Lieutenant Esperanza
  • Dominique Bettenfeld .... Ange Bassignano
  • Clovis Cornillac .... Benoît Notre-Dame
  • Marion Cotillard .... Tina Lombardi
  • Jean-Pierre Darroussin .... Benjamin Gordes
  • Julie Depardieu .... Véronique Passavant
  • Jean-Claude Dreyfus .... Commandant Lavrouye
  • André Dussollier .... Rouvières
  • Ticky Holgado .... Germain Pire
  • Tchéky Karyo .... Captain Favourier
  • Jérôme Kircher .... Bastoche
  • Denis Lavant .... Six-Soux
  • Chantal Neuwirth .... Bénédicte
  • Dominique Pinon .... Sylvain
  • Jean-Paul Rouve .... The Postman
  • Sébastien Japrisot .... Author
  • Guillaume Laurant .... Screenwriter
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet .... Screenwriter
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Clocking in at 2¼ hours, this film gave me a very long enjoyment. Geddit? A very long enjoyment? Hee, hee, hee. It's not Amélie, but no other film is ever going to be. Art-house enjoyment for everyone.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Moderate violence)

Surveillance time

132 minutes (2:12 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 26 December 2004
DVD rental: 13 April 2005
VHS rental: 13 April 2005

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