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The Officer's Ward (2001)

La chambre des officiers (original title)
The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adrien
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Henri
Grégori Derangère ...
Pierre
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Anaïs
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The surgeon
Isabelle Renauld ...
Marguerite
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Clémence
Jean-Michel Portal ...
Alain
Guy Tréjan ...
The minister
Xavier De Guillebon ...
Louis
Catherine Arditi ...
Adrien's mother
Paul Le Person ...
Adrien's grandfather
Circé Lethem ...
Adrien's sister
Elise Tielrooy ...
Nurse Cécile
Agathe Dronne ...
Adrien's future wife
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The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, and his life will change forever... Written by anonymous

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26 September 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Die Offizierskammer  »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$998,447 (France) (28 September 2001)

Gross:

$998,447 (France) (28 September 2001)
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When Adrien is passing through the village there is a British 18-pounder field gun visible in the background. The British were not involved in the fighting yet at this stage. The French relied almost exclusively on their "75s" and almost certainly did not use British guns. See more »

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Fabulous, Moving and historical, questions importance of appearance
11 October 2001 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Beautiful film, after a difficult (almost unbearable) first half hour in WWI Parisian hospital. Beautiful costumes and settings, great acting...very touching at times.

Really modern with its theme around the physical appearance and the way we accept ourselves and the other's look.

A great tribute to the "gueules cassées" (broken faces) of the World War I.

I rank it among the David Lynch's "Elephant Man", or Van Dormael "the eighth day", both festival winners. No less... 9/10


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