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A Very Long Engagement

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Original title
Un long dimanche de fiançailles
Running time
134 min.
France France
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant (Novel: Sébastien Japrisot)
Angelo Badalamenti
Bruno Delbonnel
Co-production France-United States; 2003 Productions, Warner Bros.
Drama. Romance. War | I World War. Romantic Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Five desperate men shoot themselves in order to be relieved from the horrifying frontline at the Somme, in WWI. A court-martial decides to punish them by leaving them alone in no-man's land, to be killed in the crossfire. Then all hell breaks loose and they all die. Or not? One of these men's fiancée, a young girl who can't walk since age 3, receives information that makes her suspect his boyfriend might have gotten away alive. So she embarks in a painful, long and often frustrating ordeal to find out the truth.
2004: 2 Academy Awards Nominations for Best Cinematography and Art Direction
2004: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Language Picture
2004: Nominated BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture
2004: 5 Cesar Awards, including Best Cinematography and Costume Design. 12 Nominations
2004: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2004: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Lenguage Film
2005: European Film Awards: 4 Nominations including Best Film
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