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Ashes to Ashes

Advantages: Looks beautiful, combination of genres and intriguing story, great performances
Disadvantages: Possiblt too long for some, subtitled

This is a review of the film and region 2 DVD presentation. This is a French film originally released as Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles. Summary Year of Production: 2004 Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Screen Writer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet To ...

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Following Amelie Poulain

Advantages: Strong performances and cinematography
Disadvantages: Occasional clunky storytelling

...When Amelie Poulain landed on our cinema screens in 2001, both its director and stars were heralded as triumphant newcomers. Not so. Amelie herself, Audrey Tautou, was well on her way to prominence as a leading actor in French film, her love interest Matt ...

Olly_Plimsoll 31.03.2005 · Read full review
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C'est tres bon! (really good)

Advantages: Funny, beautiful and quite emotional
Disadvantages: Slightly too complex, quite long

A Very Long Engagement (or Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles to give it its proper title) is the fifth film by the influential French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, after Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children, Alien: Resurrection and 2001's Amélie. It star ...

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Never give up...

Advantages: Excellent production, direction, performances
Disadvantages: Harrowing scenes in the trenches

It is 1919, two years after Mathilde's fiancé Manech (Gaspard Ulliel) left to fight in the trenches at the Somme. He has not returned, but so strong is her belief that he is still alive that Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) sets out to find him. If he were dead, ...

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A Very Long Title

Advantages: A marvellous recreation of an idealised world, fantastic performances and a huge heart
Disadvantages: None

Manech and Mathilde are childhood sweethearts separated by the First World War. When Mathilde hears that her fiancé is dead, she refuses to believe it and sets out to discover what happened to him. Along the way she learns that her lover was one of five m ...

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