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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 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  »

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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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utterly compelling
10 March 2003 | by (Farnborough, England) – See all my reviews

The Officer's Ward is compelling insight into the horrors of The Great War which will have you rivetted to the screen.

Eric Caravaca is the engineer in the French army who's face is badly disfigured by a bomb blast at the outset of the First World War.

Destined to spend the rest of the war in a Paris hospital where doctors attempt to reconstruct his face, the film focuses on his thoughts, experiences, relationships with other patients in a similar situation, and his struggle for acceptance by his family and society.

Where in the wrong hands the film could have ended up a soppy and sentimental mess, Francois Dupeyron handles proceedings with sensitivity, dignity, and not does not rely on the initial extent of his injuries for shock value. We don't see his face for nearly an hour into the film, so the only indication as to the extent of his injuries is from the reactions of the hospital staff.

Good performances all round, and a stirring condemnation of warfare, and salute to the power of the human spirit

8 out of 10


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