The Return of Martin Guerre
The Return of Martin Guerre ★★★½ Le Retour de Martin Guerre 1983
In this medieval tale, a dissolute village husband disappears soon after his marriage. Years later, someone who appears to be Martin Guerre returns, allegedly from war, and appears much kinder and more educated. Starring in a love story of second chances, Depardieu does not disappoint, nor does the rest of the cast. In French with English subtitles. Based on an actual court case. Remade in 1993 as “Sommersby.” 111m/C VHS, DVD . FR Gerard Depardieu, Roger Planchon, Maurice Jacquemont, Barnard Pierre Donnadieu, Nathalie Baye; D: Daniel Vigne; W: Daniel Vigne, Jean-Claude Carriere; C: Andre Neau; M: Michel Portal. Cesar '83: Writing, Score; Natl. Soc. Film Critics '83: Actor (Depardieu).