The Return of Martin Guerre

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France | 1982 | 123 minutes | Daniel Vigne

September 28, 2019

French Cinema Now

In this 1982 film, based on an actual 16th-century incident, Gerard Depardieu plays a man who shows up in a French village claiming to be a villager long thought dead. Is he really Martin Guerre, or an impostor?

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

During the middle of the 16th century, Martin Guerre returns to his village in southwest 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?

  • Original Language Title: Le retour de Martin Guerre
  • Director: Daniel Vigne
  • Principal Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Maurice Barrier, Nathalie Baye, Dominique Pinon
  • Country: France
  • Year: 1982
  • Running Time: 123 minutes
  • Producer: Daniel Vigne
  • Screenplay: Janet Lewis, Jean-Claude Carrière, Daniel Vigne
  • Cinematographers: Andre Neau
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes