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Very Long Engagement, A
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 100 (Sep 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Audrey Tautou & Gaspard Ulliel

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on disc one includes commentary by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (in French with English subtitles), the trailer, and the soundtrack promo. Disc Two begins with the 74-minute subtitled documentary Une Ann

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 38972
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence And Sexuality
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 133
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/12/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jean Pierre Jeunet
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Mathilde (Tautou) is a young lady who's engaged to marry Manech (Ulliel), a man who has been sent off to war. When Mathilde receives word that Manech has been killed, she refuses to believe it, knowing that she will feel it in her heart if he is truly dead. And so, with "A Very Long Engagement" ahead of her, Mathilde continues to wait for Manech to return. (Tricia Spears)

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Winner of the ASC

Although narration can reach levels of stridence, dialogue in the Dolby