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Battle of the Brave (2004)

Battle of the Brave (2004)

Battle of the Brave




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Gerard Depardieu, Vincent Perez, and Jason Isaacs star in director Jean Beaudin's historical account of the battle waged between England and France in hopes of gaining a geopolitical foothold in Canada. When a fur-trapper (David La Haye) and a young widow (Noemie Godin-Vigneau) find themselves inexorably immersed a violent clash of nations, the heartbreak that follows will prove an intimate glimpse into the horrifying effects of war on all of humanity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
On DVD: Nov 7, 2006
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Noémie Godin-Vigneau
as Marie-Loup Carignan
David La Haye
as Francois Le Gardeur
Sébastien Huberdeau
as Xavier Maillard
Juliette Gosselin
as France Carignan Age ...
Gérard Depardieu
as Father Blondeau
Irène Jacob
as Angelique De Roquebr...
Vincent Perez (III)
as Intendant Le Bigot
Jason Isaacs
as James Wolfe
Tim Roth
as William Pitt
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Critic Reviews for Battle of the Brave

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

History is long, life is short. It's certainly too short for the sort of overblown, melodramatic, pseudo-epic filmmaking Quebec's Jean Beaudin tried to foist on Francophone audiences two years ago.

Full Review… | October 21, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Feels like a French Romantic novel shot without a trace of irony.

Full Review… | October 21, 2005
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Fans the flames of passion, undoused by time or clunky exposition.

Full Review… | October 18, 2005
Top Critic

While the love story is nothing special, Battle of the Brave is worth one look for people who enjoy the period.

November 8, 2006
Buzzine Magazine

you'll be dying for Celine Dion's inevitable closing number to take you away from it all. God, never thought I'd say that.

Full Review… | October 26, 2006

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Audience Reviews for Battle of the Brave

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[b]My Review:[/b] The critics panned this, but I'm a romantic, so I found this story to be a lovely, engaging one. I was swept away by the characters, the intrigue, the politics, and the relationships of this period piece. I loved the music and the ending was a total surprise. My husband (not a romantic) found it slow and distracting. He doesn't like plots with manipulation, and that's what this one was all about. He reviled the same characters I was embracing.

A historical drama, BATTLE OF THE BRAVE boasts an excellent cast in a film about war and romance. Centered on the feud between England and France over Canada, the plot involves an ill-fated love that develops between a fur-trapper (David La Haye) and a young widow (Noemie Godin-Vigneau), making for a tale that is tense, absorbing, and heartbreaking.

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