A Very Long Engagement (2004)


In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If Manech had died, she would know. She hangs on to her intuition as tightly as she would onto the last thread of hope linking her to her lover. A former sergeant tells her in vain that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench named Bingo Crepescule, in the company of four other men condemned to die for self-inflicted wounds. Her path ahead is full of obstacles but Mathilde is not frightened. Anything is possible to someone who is willing to challenge fate...

A Very Long Engagement 123movies
Movie Score: 7.3/10 from 591 votes
Release Date: 2004-10-26
Status: Released
Run time: 133 min / 2:13
Production Studio : Gerber Pictures, 2003 Productions, Tapioca Films, Région Ile-de-France, Région Bretagne, Région Poitou-Charentes, Warner Bros. Pictures, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, TF1 Films Production
Production Country: France
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A Very Long Engagement Casts

Audrey Tautou
as Mathilde
Gaspard Ulliel
as Manech
Dominique Pinon
as Sylvain
Chantal Neuwirth
as Bénédicte
André Dussollier
as Pierre-Marie Rouvières
Ticky Holgado
as Germain Pire
Marion Cotillard
as Tina Lombardi
Dominique Bettenfeld
as Ange Bassignano
Jodie Foster
as Elodie Gordes
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
as Benjamin Gordes
Denis Lavant
as Six-Soux
as Un Breton
Jérôme Kircher
as Bastoche
Albert Dupontel
as Célestin Poux
Elina Löwensohn
as la soeur de Günther
Jean-Claude Dreyfus
as Commandant Lavrouye
Clovis Cornillac
as Benoît Notre-Dame
Jean-Pierre Becker
as Esperanza
Jean-Paul Rouve
as Le facteur
Julie Depardieu
as Véronique Passavant
Michel Vuillermoz
as P'tit Louis
Urbain Cancelier
as Le curé
Maud Rayer
as Madame Desrochelles
Michel Robin
as Le vieil homme sur le champ de bataille
Tchéky Karyo
as Capitaine Favourier
Philippe Duquesne
as Favart
Bouli Lanners
as Chardolot
Stéphane Butet
as Philippot
Christian Pereira
as L'officier des archives
François Levantal
as Thouvenel
Patrick Paroux
as Le médecin militaire
Solène Le Pechon
as Mathilde 10 ans
Virgil Leclaire
as Manech 13 ans
Florence Thomassin
as Narrator (voice)
Thierry Gibault
as Lieutenant Estrangin
Myriam Roustan
as La prostituée du café
Gilles Masson
as L'officier assassiné
Sandrine Rigault
as Mariette Notre Dame
Michel Chalmeau
as Le curé de Milly
Marc Faure
as Le directeur de la prison
Rodolphe Pauly
as Jean Desrochelles
Xavier Maly
as Le camarade de Chardolot
Till Bahlmann
as Le prisonnier allemand
Tony Gaultier
as Un fossoyeur
Louis-Marie Audubert
as Un fossoyeur
Jean-Gilles Barbier
as Le sergent
Marc Robert
as Un poilu
Pierre Heitz
as Un poilu
Philippe Maymat
as Un poilu
Eric Debrosse
as Un poilu
Michel Gondoin
as Un poilu
Éric Fraticelli
as Le corse menaçant
Philippe Beautier
as Le blagueur du train
Gérald Weingand
as Un soldat floué
Luc Sonzogni
as Un soldat floué
Xavier Berlioz
as L'ordonnance
Frankie Pain
as La maquerelle
Marcel Philippot
as Le couple bourgeois
Pascale Lievyn
as Le couple bourgeois
Jean-Claude Lecoq
as Le mitrailleur allemand
Esther Sironneau
as L'infirmière
Stéphanie Gesnel
as Une fille de joie
Frédérique Bel
as Une fille de joie
Alexandre Caumartin
as Un brancardier
Eric Defosse
as Un brancardier
Gaspar Claus
as L'Allemand transperçé
Jean-Philippe Bèche
as Georges Cornu
Anaïs Durand
as Hélène Pire

A Very Long Engagement Crew

Directing Jean-Pierre Jeunet Director
Writing Jean-Pierre Jeunet Screenplay
Sound Angelo Badalamenti Original Music Composer
Camera Bruno Delbonnel Director of Photography
Editing Hervé Schneid Editor
Art Aline Bonetto Production Design
Art Véronique Melery Set Decoration
Writing Guillaume Laurant Screenplay
Crew Patrick Cauderlier Stunt Coordinator
Crew Rémi Canaple Stunts
Crew Alexandre Cauderlier Stunts
Crew Laurent Coin Stunts
Crew Alexandrine Felquin Stunts
Crew Pascaline Girardot Stunts
Crew Olivier Fornara Stunts
Crew David Grolleau Stunts
Crew Vincent Haquin Stunts
Crew Enrico Horn Stunts
Crew Vladimir Houbart Stunts
Crew David Julienne Stunts
Crew Mael Lamberton Stunts
Crew John Medalin Stunts
Crew Pierre Medalin Stunts
Crew Jean-Loup Michou Stunts
Crew Alain Pedouan Stunts
Crew Teddy Pividal Stunts
Crew Dominique Ricou Stunts
Crew Sebastien Soudais Stunts