A Very Long Engagement Amelie

13/06/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 13/06/2005
  |  244 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing two popular foreign dramas. In 'A Very Long Engagement' (2004), as World War One draws to an end, a young French woman's greatest fight is about to begin. Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) has received word that her fiancee Manech (Gaspard Ulliel) is one of five wounded soldiers who have been court-martialed and pushed out into no-man's land between the French and the German armies - and almost certain death. Unwilling to accept that her beloved Manech is lost to her forever, Mathilde embarks on an extraordinary journey to discover the fate of her lover. In 'Amelie' (2001), when Montmartre-dwelling Amelie Poulain (Tautou) discovers a hidden collection of childhood toys in her apartment and conspires to return them to their now-elderly owner, the happiness on the old man's face is enough to start her on a campaign of further good works. Thus she sends her father's gnome off on a tour of the world, begins a whispering campaign which helps her colleague Georgette find a boyfriend, and comes up with an imaginative way to stop a local grocer from being cruel to his employee. But even though Amelie brings happiness to her neighbours, she herself remains unlucky in love - that is, until she meets the handsome Nino (Mathieu Kassovitz).