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About the Movie
Near the end of World War I in France, five nearly hopeless men shoot themselves in order to escape the horror of the frontline trenches at the Somme. They are court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and as punishment, are pushed out of an allied trench into no-man's land, left alone to die a horrible death. The fiancee of one of the men, suddenly receives some information that leads her to believe her boyfriend might have somehow been able to escape his prescribed fate. She sets out on a painful and frustrating search for the truth, which also leads her to learn about the absurdity of war, the strangeness of secrecy, and the enduring passion and tenacity of the human heart. Based on the acclaimed novelby Sebastian Japrisot. Nominated for two Academy Awards! Starring Audrey Tatou ("Dirty Pretty Things," "Amelie"), Jodie Foster ("Panic Room," "Contact"), Dominique Pinon ("The Da Vinci Code," "Amelie") and Tcheky Karyo ("Taking Lives," "The Patriot").
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 146
- Fresh: 114
- Rotten: 32
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This is a long movie that almost wears out its 2 1/4 -hour welcome, yet it's full of surprises.
Fresh: A Very Long Engagement leaves you feeling stuffed but satisfied, like after a very long, tasty meal.
Rotten: Jeunet's movie is a game of great singles inside an overextended ballgame.
Fresh: Extraordinary film.
Thought it is great. Audrey is awsome. good story, good acting and beautiful locations
This man is beautiful.
One of the best movies of all time.tremendous love story and a awesome war movie,if this was an american made film it would be hailed right up there with the Godfather,Raging bull and Saving private ryan or any other top ten film....A MUST SEE
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2004
- © 2004 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.