The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre) (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre)1982

The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre) (1982)

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This film is set in France during the Hundred Years' War. Imagining herself a widow, Nathalie Baye is astonished when her husband Gerard Depardieu returns after nine years. However, Nathalie and neighbors suspect that Depardieu is an imposter -- especially since he's become a much nicer person.

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It's so superbly acted and it's kind of about acting.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The restoration is vivid, rendering the film even more striking than it was in 1982. The narrative still puts on on the edge of ones seat. Depardieu and Baye at their best.

July 5, 2019 | Rating: 4 | Full Review…

Although the answer to the is-he-or-isn't-he question is never really in doubt, this is nonetheless a fascinating film.

November 9, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

[A] sad, exquisite film.

September 19, 2019 | Full Review…

A sobering account not only Medieval provincial life but the extremely limited role of women's agency.

July 9, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's fitting that there are so many good performances here since, in the subtext, The Return of Martin Guerre is a film about acting.

July 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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Remade as Sommersby, this is a powerful drama.

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