A Very Long Engagement

In collaboration with the Montana Museum of Art & Culture and its exhibit "Over There! Montanans in the Great War," the Roxy Theater is presenting three extraordinary films about the First World War.

Near the end of World War I in France, five nearly hopeless men shoot themselves in order to escape the horror of the frontline trenches at the Somme. They are court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and as punishment, are pushed out of an allied trench into no-man's land, left alone to die a horrible death. The fiancee of one of the men, suddenly receives some information that leads her to believe her boyfriend might have somehow been able to escape his prescribed fate. She sets out on a painful and frustrating search for the truth, which also leads her to learn about the absurdity of war, the strangeness of secrecy, and the enduring passion and tenacity of the human heart. Based on the acclaimed novel by Sebastian Japrisot. Nominated for two Academy Awards.

A Very Long Engagement

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Sponsored By Montana Museum of Art and Culture

Film Info

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004, France, 133 minutes, R

Genre: War
Cast Members: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Dominique Pinon
Original Language: French
Subtitles: Subtitled