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Life and Nothing But

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Original title
La vie et rien d'autre
Running time
135 min.
France France
Jean Cosmos, Bertrand Tavernier
Oswald D'Andrea
Bruno de Keyzer
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Hachette Première / AB Films / Little Bear / La Sofica Sofinergie / Investimage / CNC / Films A2 / Sofinergie 1
Drama | Historical. I World War
Synopsis / Plot
January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into his sector, looking for her husband, comes a haughty, politically connected Parisian, Madame Irène de Courtil. Brusquely, Dellaplane offers her 1/350,000th of his time, but as their paths cross and she sees his courage and resolve, feelings change. After he finds a surprising connection between her missing husband and a local teacher, Irène makes Dellaplane an offer. This man of action hesitates: has he missed his only chance?
1989: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
1989: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Philippe Noiret). 2 nominations
1989: César Awards: 2 Awards. 11 Nominations including Best Film
1989: European Film Awards: Nominada Best Actress (Snezana Bogdanovic)
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