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Life and Nothing But (1989)
"La vie et rien d'autre" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  6 September 1989 (France)
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Intense character study of men and women driven by an overpowering obsession with the past.

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Major Delaplane
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Irène de Courtil
Pascale Vignal ...
Alice
Maurice Barrier ...
Mercadot
François Perrot ...
Perrin
Jean-Pol Dubois ...
André
Daniel Russo ...
Lieutenant Trévise
Michel Duchaussoy ...
Général Villerieux
Arlette Gilbert ...
Valentine
Louis Lyonnet ...
Valentin
Charlotte Maury-Sentier ...
Cora Mabel (as Charlotte Maury)
François Caron ...
Julien
Thierry Gimenez ...
L'adjudant du génie
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Madame Lebègue
Pierre Trabaud ...
Eugene Dilatoire
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January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into his sector, looking for her husband, comes a haughty, politically connected Parisian, Madame Irène de Courtil. Brusquely, Dellaplane offers her 1/350,000th of his time, but as their paths cross and she sees his courage and resolve, feelings change. After he finds a surprising connection between her missing husband and a local teacher, Irène makes Dellaplane an offer. This man of action hesitates: has he missed his only chance? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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6 September 1989 (France)  »

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$428,758 (USA)
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A subtle masterpiece about humanity
23 December 2010 | by (Middle East) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie at the Montreal Film Festival, I was impressed by this contemplative movie. Like any contemplation, it sees everything about human nature and subtly refers to it. No flash, no gadgets, no lectures, just the plain vision of things as they are. He just lets you to be the judge of things. Then, I became a great fan of Tavernier's movies. This movie occupied my mind for ever after and never left me. This movie also confirmed how useless and dreadful this war was, and maybe how ridiculous most wars are. Perhaps my favourite movie ever. Anyway, a must see.

This movie has a sequel called Captain Conan which also shows Tavernier's prowess in making art and intelligent cinema where a lot of characters are involved and seem so natural.


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