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La Vie Et Rien D'Autre

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FILM FESTIVAL - FLANDERS FIELDS POPPY TRAIL

Thursday 23 June          Movie          La vie et rien d'autre, Bertrand Tavernier, 1989, 135 minutes


Screening times

1 pm

6 pm 


Venue


State Library of South Australia

Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue

Adelaide SA 5000

Screenings will be held in the Hetzel Lecture Theatre, which is a versatile room suitable for lectures and workshops and fully equipped with up-to-date equipment. 120 maximum seated (not fixed) or 150 maximum standing.
 

Synopsis

January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into his sector, looking for her husband, comes a haughty, politically connected Parisian, Madame Irène de Courtil. Brusquely, Dellaplane offers her 1/350,000th of his time, but as their paths cross and she sees his courage and resolve, feelings change. After he finds a surprising connection between her missing husband and a local teacher, Irène makes Dellaplane an offer. This man of action hesitates: has he missed his only chance?

Résumé

1920. La Première Guerre mondiale est achevée depuis deux ans. La France panse ses plaies et se remet au travail. Dans ce climat, deux jeunes femmes d'origines sociales très différentes poursuivent le même but, retrouver l'homme qu'elles aiment et qui a disparu dans la tourmente. Leur enquête les conduit à la même source d'information, le commandant Dellaplane. Du 6 au 10 novembre 1920, Irene, Alice, le commandant se croisent, s'affrontent et finalement apprennent à se connaître.
 


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