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A Very Long Engagement, 2004

A Very Long Engagement
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Written by: Guillaume Laurant
Language:  French, German
Country:  France, USA
Runtime:  133 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of A Very Long Engagement is bittersweet, atmospheric, and sentimental. The plot centers around young lovers, an obsessive quest, and military. It is a drama, foreign, and romance movie. Stylistically, A Very Long Engagement is nonlinear, stars a strong female character, and is a melodrama. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. A Very Long Engagement is set in France. It happens during World War 1 and in the 1920s. The movie is known for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. Note that A Very Long Engagement includes violent content.

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This World War I mystery finds limitless beauty in the nostalgia of loss. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet,... more

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Language: French, German
Country: France, USA
Release date: 10 March 2005
Runtime: 133 min

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Audrey Tautou Audrey Tautou As Mathilde
Gaspard Ulliel Gaspard Ulliel As Manech
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This is a movie that considers graphic violence with a refined taste for the sensuous: Guts spill, blood spurts, corpses stink, but there is a handsome, absurdist humanity to the way Jeunet (who wrote the script with Guillaume Laurant) maps out the...
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I just watched " A Very Long Engagement" on cable, and I loved it. Audrey Tautou gives an heroic performance as a woman searching for her fiancé during World War I. She keeps on adding to her Iconic luster in every movie she stars in. Audrey Tautou...
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10.January.2011 |  by: Netflowers
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Rule #1: If you know you're going to be making a schlocky movie, at least make it short.
07.April.2010 |  by: David Gross
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Truly a nice film. Jeunet's characteristic aesthetic fits this period and this story well, a fact which is only complemented by the well-chosen locations and costuming. Furthermore, Audrey Tautou carries off the childlike innocence and near-naive...
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03.November.2009 |  by: Matt
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A Very Long Engagement from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Alien Resurrection) is an interesting mix of genres. It's part war movie, part love story, with a bit of humor and mystery thrown in for fun. The story unfolds piece by piece, moving...
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09.October.2009 |  by: Ethan Clapham
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I really don't know how to explain why I love Jeunet's movies so much, but "genius" keeps popping up. I guess I could describe them as using every last little millisecond of sensory bandwidth to envelop, immerse, stimulate, and tease the viewer into...
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04.August.2009 |  by: Zhivago
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Visually, it's a beautiful film. It has many similar shots and styles of Amelie which will be apparent to those that have seen it. The acting is excellent and the story is compelling. My only reservation with the film at all is that it gets a little...
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30.March.2009 |  by: Parker in MN
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I'm kind of a sucker for gorgeous cinematography, and this film has it in spades, which is exactly what I've come to expect in a Jeunet picture. He's fast becoming a favorite director of mine. I've seen three of his films now (four, if you count...
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21.March.2009 |  by: coolerking
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Probably my favorite Jeunet film, this is an entrancing, gorgeous film that depicts wartime romance with a sad desperation rather than an unrealistic idealism.
18.March.2009 |  by: Paul Donovan
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