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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
"Le retour de Martin Guerre" (original title)

 -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  10 June 1983 (USA)
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In medieval France, some villagers challenge a man's claim of identity when he (as he says) returns home from some time in the army.

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Bertrande de Rols
Maurice Barrier ...
Uncle Pierre Guerre
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ...
Martin Guerre
Isabelle Sadoyan ...
Catherine Boëre
Rose Thiéry ...
Raimonde de Rols
Chantal Deruaz ...
Jeanne
Maurice Jacquemont ...
Judge Rieux
Roger Planchon ...
Jean de Coras
Francis Arnaud
Philippe Babin ...
Jacques
Axel Bogousslavsky
Valérie Chassigneux ...
Guillemette
Neige Dolsky
Adrien Duquesne ...
Sanxi Guerre
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During the middle of the 16th century, Martin Guerre returns to his village in southwestern France, after being away in the war for almost a decade. The villagers who knew him as a young man suspect he is not Martin, but he seems to know all about his friends, his family and his wife, even the most unusual things. Is this man really Martin Guerre? Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Fascinating, insightful true story
18 November 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Le Retour de Martin Guerre is a brilliantly made film. Daniel Vigne crafts the plot - which is based on a true story - with great skill, fooling us in a fascinating manner. Gerard Depardieu is his usual flexible self. It is a captivating examination of love and the law. A great film to rent when you're tired of going to see the filth that is in theaters today.


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