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Old 17 December 2004, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New WWI Film

A new film, "A Very Long Engagement," opened Friday in selected theaters (at least in DC). In French, with subtitles (and 134 minutes long), it seems to be a tragi-romantic-mystery set against the backdrop of WWI. From the reviews, apparently, a significant portion of the film takes place (through flashbacks) in the trenches. Okay, so it's not all blood 'n' guts (maybe I can talk my wife into going), but I was curious if anyone has seen it and what they think of it.
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Old 19 December 2004, 04:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,

Check this, it's about the same movie here on the forum :

New French WW I movie


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Old 19 December 2004, 07:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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First Sorry for my poor english.

This movie ( my opinion ) is one of the best on WWI environnement that I know, ( With "Capitaine Conan" ).
First, it was filmed by one of the best french directors, Jean pierre Jeunet (he was director for "ALIEN 4").
Jean Pierre Jeunet takes has WWI specialist to assist him, Jean¨Pierre Verney who is THE REFERENCE regarding WWI.
All troops, and "poilus" are reconstitution groups of WWI enthusiasts, also, uniforms, riffles, guns,tanks, accessories are authentics. At this point a nice "WWI reconstitution"

Of course, it is a "romantic movie" issued from a book, but all WWI battles sequences are very sophisticated, mainly based on well know WWI photos, as the dead horse in a tree, blinded soldiers following a "guide" hands on shoulders, Assault start from trenches, the picture of troopers in front of the cementary. etc.... " thank you Mr Verney".....

The alone error is that the Albatros two seaters, is a Stearman

You must go to show it, with your wife, both will find interest to this movie
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Thanks for the background. The information from the Aerodrome link, as well as the reviews I read, have gotten me interested. Now, if there is enough romance, maybe my wife will go with me (for some reason, movies with trench warfare don't excite her! ).
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Yes you must go with your wife, she will be enjoy with the romance, and yourself, you will see that Audrey Tautou is a very "charmante" young french lady.
Please tell us your comments after showing of thie movie.
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Old 20 December 2004, 12:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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"Subtitles" ? It is hard for me to read the subtitles and watch the movie. Bend down for the pop corn and you iss a whole conversation.
 
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Alors......

Hi fsbof,
Had you saw this movie? Your comments would be welcommed, also these of your wife

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Old 31 December 2004, 07:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Definitely worth going to see

Some excellent detail, good photography, another great performance from Audrey Tautou. One of the best French films of the year I think.
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