A Very Long Engagement - Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2004)
IMDb Rating 7.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Audrey Tautou Mathilde
Gaspard Ulliel Manech
Dominique Pinon Sylvain
Chantal Neuwirth Bénédicte
André Dussollier Pierre-Marie Rouvières
Ticky Holgado Germain Pire
Marion Cotillard Tina Lombardi
Dominique Bettenfeld Ange Bassignano
Jodie Foster Elodie Gordes
Jean-Pierre Darroussin Benjamin Gordes
Julie Depardieu
Jean-Claude Dreyfus
Andre Dussollier
Both epic and intimate, A Very Long Engagement reunites Audrey Tautou and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the star and director of the hugely popular Amelie. A young woman named Mathilde (Tautou, Happenstance)separated from her lover by World War I refuses to believe he's been killed and launches an investigation into his fate--an investigation that spins in all directions, creating dozens of miniature stories (including that of an Italian prostitute avenging the death of her own lover by elaborate means) that shift to and fro in time. The dazzling curlicues of narrative put brutality and tenderness back to back, shifting between crushing inevitabilities and miraculous rescues with deft storytelling skill and the lush visual style of the director of Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children. Through it all, Tautou--fierce and luminous--anchors the movie effortlessly. She's among the most emotionally engaging actresses in cinema, with the kind of expressive beauty that transcends language. A gorgeous, far-reaching film; the huge cast also includes Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs), Gaspard Ulliel (Strayed), and Dominique Pinon (Alien: Resurrection). --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Foreign; Mystery; Romance; War
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Producer Francis Boespflug; Bill Gerber; Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Writer Guillaume Laurant; Sébastien Japrisot
Studio Warner Bros.
Country France
Language French
Audience Rating R
Running Time 133 mins
Movie Release Date 10/27/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 816
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/26/2006
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.78:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 085393897222
Release Date 7/12/2005
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Disc 1:
Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Disc 2:
The Making Of "A Very Long Engagement"
Paris in the '20s
Before the Explosion
Deleted Scenes with Jean-Pierre Jeunet Audio Commentary
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