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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

Le retour de Martin Guerre (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 26 August 1983 (USA)
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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Daniel Vigne
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Arnaud de Tihl
Nathalie Baye ... Bertrande de Rols
Maurice Barrier ... Uncle Pierre Guerre
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... Martin Guerre
Isabelle Sadoyan Isabelle Sadoyan ... Catherine Boëre
Rose Thiéry Rose Thiéry ... Raimonde de Rols
Chantal Deruaz Chantal Deruaz ... Jeanne
Maurice Jacquemont Maurice Jacquemont ... Judge Rieux
Roger Planchon ... Jean de Coras
Francis Arnaud Francis Arnaud
Philippe Babin Philippe Babin ... Jacques
Axel Bogousslavsky Axel Bogousslavsky
Valérie Chassigneux Valérie Chassigneux ... Guillemette
Neige Dolsky Neige Dolsky
Adrien Duquesne Adrien Duquesne ... Sanxi Guerre
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,682, 7 July 2019

Gross USA:

$3,723,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,723,036
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to being the real last name of the man whose identity was appropriated in the source history, the French word "guerre" means "war." See more »

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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Dense and complicated; one of Gerard's best
14 April 2003 | by Agent10See all my reviews

This film was a big reason why Gerard Depardieu was known in Europe as such a great actor. It was somewhat unfortunate that he tried too hard to make it in American films. Nonethless, The Return of Martin Guerre is one of those films that illustrates the mannerisms of fuedalist Europe, examining the powerless of women and the healthy prvalence of "black magic" and what not. What begins as something of a character study turns into an indictment of an era, showing just backward European thought used to be. Well thought out and evenly paced, this is certainly one to watch.


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