Le Retour de Martin Guerre (The Return of Martin Guerre) (1982)

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The Return of Martin Guerre is set in France during the Hundred Years' War. Imagining herself a widow, Nathalie Baye is astonished when her husband Gerard Depardieu returns after nine years. He looks like her husband and sounds like her husband, and certainly has a working knowledge of the couple's prior relationship. Still, neither Baye nor her neighbors can shake the notion that Depardieu is an imposter--especially since he's a much nicer and more responsible person than the man who marched … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Claude Carriere, Daniel Vigne
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 2002
Runtime:
Wellspring Media Inc.

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Critic Reviews for Le Retour de Martin Guerre (The Return of Martin Guerre)

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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Compelling romantic mystery drama, well acted by Gerard Depardieu and Natalie Baye; stay away from the American remake, Sommersby

Full Review… | July 21, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

A brilliant, engaging love story with magnificent performances

December 29, 2005
Atlantic City Weekly

Fascinating tale; inspiration for "Sommersby"

March 29, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Le Retour de Martin Guerre (The Return of Martin Guerre)

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Remade as Sommersby, this is a powerful drama.

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Anthony Valletta

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Who was is who really returned from the war and did it matter?
Gerard Depardieu and Nathalie Baye are terrific.

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