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A Very Long Engagement


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  • Actors: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon, Chantal Neuwirth
  • Directors: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Writers: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant, Sébastien Japrisot
  • Producers: Bill Gerber, Fabienne Tsaï, Francis Boespflug, Jean-Louis Monthieux
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: French, German
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Warner
  • Release Date: July 12 2005
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007Z0NYQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,816 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Caffe Florian on April 7 2011
Format: DVD
A very touching movie, harsh but not without hope and humour. Audrey Tatou as usual with her unique
tempo and expressive acting was fabulous. The kind of movie which leaves some scenes forever etched into your memory, in a good way.
Great acting all around, Gaspard Ulliel although had a small role was very effective in portraying the absurdity of living a war. In a few words it was a story of the balance between naivity and calculated determination. Brilliant cinematography.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Olivier Campeau on Feb. 17 2006
Format: DVD
Ok i'm not a fan of love stories or romantic movies but this film is absolutly gorgeous in every way. The landscape is breathtaking, so is Audrey Tautou. Great actors, great story, Jean-pierre jeunet knows how to catch viewers attention. This movie is filled with emotions and true values. The characters are all interconnected to eachother, which makes the acting almost flawless. A must see for those who still believe in hope & safe places.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER on Aug. 25 2013
Format: DVD
Most North Americans have either never heard of Audrey Tautou, or know her because she appeared in Amelie or The Da Vinci Code. The biggest hurdle is that the majority of her films are French, and I'm well aware that more than 90 percent of people can't stand subtitles. That's a shame, because Tautou is a fantastic actress. She's physically attractive, but her acting contains a depth of emotion that is even more beautiful. It's easy to root for her characters. Just look into those soulful dark eyes and see how much emotion she conveys without saying a word.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is an extremely quirky director, and his films have an unmistakable style. Think of him as a French version of Wes Anderson or Quentin Tarantino; at least in terms of humor. Although this film contains more serious subject matter than Amelie, that humor is still there. I usually watch it with a grin on my face and tears in my eyes.

So, what is A Very Long Engagement about? Well, it's set during World War 1, and the first 15 minutes might lead you to believe that it's a war film, but it's actually an epic romance. How many guys have stopped reading already? It's in French and it's a romance! If you're the type of person who can't stand typical romances, don't worry. This film is much more than mere fluff. It has a deep story, with so many interesting characters that you might lose track of what is going on the first time you see it. Just watch what Jeunet does with the character of the postman. Jeunet is perhaps an acquired taste, but I strongly urge you to check out his work if you haven't thus far.

Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) is 20, and she's in love with Manech (Gaspard Ulliel). She developed polio as a small child, and he was the only kid in school who was interested in talking to her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4 2006
Format: DVD
Saw this at a local film festival. Just about walked out because of the violence of the first ten minutes, but very glad I stayed. No question, the war scenes are very violent (so was Cold Mountain, for that matter) but the story is beautifully told and the cinematography is gorgeous. Discovering Jodie Foster was a surprise, but as usual she shines in every scene she's in.
Very, very powerful film, and glad I was able to see it.
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