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The Officer's Ward (2001)
"La chambre des officiers" (original title)

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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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adrien
Denis Podalydès ...
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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SUPERB ANTI WAR FILM
27 December 2003 | by (the netherlands) – See all my reviews

'How Can You Live With Yourself When You Cannot Look At Yourself...' This is a superb film. It makes me sad and angry. This is one of the great classic anti war movies. When you like Al quiet on the western front, Gallipoli and La vie et rien d'autre you most definitely should see this film!!! Beautiful cinematography, lighting, camera, great acting and story / script. The director (François Dupeyron) made a moving picture. I hadn't seen a movie about world war I victims that have disfigured faces. But I read books about it. The look of Frankensteins monster is based upon these

men. The horror of this world war has had is effect on not only film, but art and daily life as well. This was the first war with weapons of mass destruction,

revolutionary weapons. But medicine and surgery advanced as well. So this war has created living monsters. This movie shows how these monsters survived

during and after the war.

SUPERB FILM!!! I rated 9.


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