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The odd child out in Jeunet's written & directed films.
Following his magnum opus Amélie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet delivers A Very Long Engagement, a film set during WWI and the ensuing 1920's. It is the bleak yet hopeful tale of a woman searching for her fiancé as she brushes past the lives of those he served with in order to uncover the truth.
The various threads the main character Mathilde follows are serviceable as the mystery. Unfortunately, the heart of this film…