Warner sets A Very Long Engagement

Audrey Tautou and Jean-Pierre Jeunet have teamed up again for the first time since Amelie to present the war/love film A Very Long Engagement. The DVD will be arriving from Warner Home Entertainment soon.

The film is set in France near the end of World War I in the deadly trenches of the Somme, in the gilded Parisian 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 fiancé, who is missing in action. 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.

The DVD will contain deleted scenes, a making of featurette, audio commentary and documentaries on 1920’s Paris and the Zepplins.

Arriving on July 12th, the DVD will carry a $29.95 suggested retail price.

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