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Very Long Engagement / Affair of Necklace 2pk

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Contains two romantic period films set in France. A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT and AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE

A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT:The film is set in France near the end of World War I in the deadly trenches of the Somme, in the gilded Parisien halls of power, and in the modest home of an indomitable provincial girl. It tells the story of this young woman's relentless, moving and sometimes comic search for her fiance, who has disappeared. He is one of five French soldiers believed to have been court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and pushed out of an allied trench into an almost-certain death in no-man's land. What follows is an investigation into the arbitrary nature of secrecy, the absurdity of war, and the enduring passion, intuition and tenacity of the human heart.

AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE:A romantic drama based on the controversial true story of Jeanne De La Motte Valois (Hilary Swank), a countess whose name was stripped from her by the Royal Family during the late 18th Century. The story of her fight to restore her name and proper place in society is filled with mystery, intrigue and desire, with an infamous diamond necklace at the center of it all.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40712765
UPC 012569715400
UPC 14 00012569715400
Format DVD
Release Date 7/12/2005
Cast & Crew
Audrey Tautou - [Engagement] Actor
Charley Shyer - [Necklace] Director
Christopher Walken - [Necklace] Actor
Gaspard Ulliel - [Engagement] Actor
Hilary Swank - [Necklace] Actor
Jean-Pierre Becker - [Engagement] Actor
Jean-Pierre Jeunet - [Engagement] Director
Jodie Foster - [Engagement] Actor
Jonathan Pryce - [Necklace] Actor
Simon Baker - [Necklace] Actor
Awards
Oscar (2005) Aline Bonetto, Nominee, [Engagement] Best Achievement in Art Direction,Bruno Delbonnel, Nominee, [Engagement] Best Cinematography
Oscar (2002) Milena Canonero, Nominee, [Necklace] Best Costume Design
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review [Engagement] A Very Long Engagment starts slowly, but builds to a satisfying conclusion. It's
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review [Engagement] Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a miracle worker, a filmmaker whose soaring visuals and passionat
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Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review [Engagement] This story is told in a film so visually delightful that only the horrors of war keep i
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
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Quotes
Glenn Kenny, Premiere Magazine [Necklace] ...it's proof that Swank has the stuff real stars are made of.
James Berardinelli's ReelViews [Engagement]...makes points about the absurdity of war, but balances those out by adopting the phrase that "love conquers all."
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times [Necklace] ...the remarkable odyssey of a young woman...
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone [Engagement] It's an emotional powerhouse.
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper And The Movies [Necklace] ...the fact that it was inspired by real-life events made me enjoy it all the more.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times [Engagement]...a film that is a series of pleasures...to delight us.
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