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A Very Long Engagement (English Subtitled)

7.62 h 13 min2005X-Ray15
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.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Audrey TautouGaspard Ulliel
English [CC]
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4.5 out of 5 stars

432 global ratings

  1. 75% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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N. DamsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 August 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
the wonderful Audrey.
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Fabulous movie - full of loveable characters, intriguing little vignettes, the wonderful Audrey .... and Jodie Foster speaking French!
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Howard LeighReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Long Dimanche de Fiancailles
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A wonderful tale evoking the tragedies of WW1, young love and the trauma that must have destroyed many many thousands of lives. Audrey Tautou, as always, is superb, as are all the others. There are, of course, variations from the novel by Japrisot - the opening scenes take place in the trenches in torrential rain but in the novel it is heavy snow. Mathilde, played by Tautou is in a wheel chair. In the film in one scene she gets out unaided and hunts for documents on shelves. In the book, she never leaves it. But hey! Artistic licence, etc!
If you can cope with French sub-titles then that is by far the best way to watch this film.
Thoroughly recommended.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 September 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best film ever
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I loved this film! In contrast to 1917 this is the work of a genius compared to the work of a child. You live this film. You are there. The filming is unbelievable. Everything about it is superb. I will have to watch again to take all the nuances in.
EvansReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must see
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Superb film. It combines the horrors of WW1 with typical French whimsy and humour. The acting is first rate.
WeejayyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 April 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Gorgeous film! I’m a French teacher and love that this is on the A-level list. Highly recommend.
MarkEReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 April 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars
A good film, not quite great
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I bought this when someone recomended it to me after I spoke to them about Amelie, and I'm grateful for the recomendation. Having to watch with one eye on the subtitles and only one on the action made it difficult to follow at times, but it does reward repeated viewings (and I should work on improving my French). The ending is just ambiguous enough not to fall into cliche.

My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that I felt the somewhat surreal quirkiness that gave Amelie its charm was not always appropriate for the darker subject of this film, hence only four stars.
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P. S. LesterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 August 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic French masterpiece!
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If you loved Amelie and enjoy a subtitled film that captivates you then you'll love this! it is a fantastic film that keeps you watching from start till finish. I watch this film over and over again and always makes me feel happy after, agreat war film, comedy and romance all in one, with a lovely twist to it, subtle and easy viewing for all types of film lovers. If you've never tried a subtitled film and put off by them, then watch this and it'll change your opinion! A+++ great acting (Audrey Tautou, recently in 'The Davinici Code') the sets and lovely story!
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J HReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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What a film! Breath-taking and also a work of art. Unique in its style.
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