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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 »

Director:

François Dupeyron

Writers:

Marc Dugain (novel), François Dupeyron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Éric Caravaca ... Adrien
Denis Podalydès ... Henri
Grégori Derangère ... Pierre
Sabine Azéma ... Anaïs
André Dussollier ... The surgeon
Isabelle Renauld ... Marguerite
Géraldine Pailhas ... Clémence
Jean-Michel Portal Jean-Michel Portal ... Alain
Guy Tréjan ... The minister
Xavier de Guillebon Xavier de Guillebon ... Louis
Catherine Arditi Catherine Arditi ... Adrien's mother
Paul Le Person ... Adrien's grandfather
Circé Lethem ... Adrien's sister
Elise Tielrooy Elise Tielrooy ... Nurse Cécile
Agathe Dronne Agathe Dronne ... Adrien's future wife
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 September 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Offizierskammer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF48,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,888,830
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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User Reviews

 
Fabulous, Moving and historical, questions importance of appearance
11 October 2001 | by StephaneDSee 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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