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About the Film
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Actors: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster
About the FilmMathilde (Audrey Tautou) is told that her fiancé (Gaspard Ulliel) has been killed in World War I. She refuses to believe this, however, and begins trying to find out what actually happened on the battlefield the night he was supposedly killed, enlisting the help of a private investigator. During her search, she stumbles across evidence of the inhumane and morally bankrupt system used by the French to deal with deserters, and hears from other men who were sentenced to extreme punishment.
PraiseThe film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography at the Oscars. Marion Cotillard won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
Tautou, as always, makes this an enchanting trip.– Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
Merging heart-wrenching emotions with quirky humor and splicing bloody war footage with goofy comedy, the movie mixes vastly disparate elements into a surprisingly smooth blend.- Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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