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The Return of Martin Guerre (Blu-ray)
<small>by Stuart Galbraith IV</small><hr />

The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre, 1982), an historical drama set in Medieval France, was a big art house hit when it was new, winning many international awards and prompting an American remake, Sommersby (1993), with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster in roles played in the original film by G rard Depardieu and Nathalie Baye.

The original film is based on a true story and, indeed, seems to follow the historical events as recorded quite closely. The movie is structured as a mystery, but the d nouement is really less important than the film's many other qualities, ranging from the impressive authentic period details, especially the Oscar-nominated costume design, to the many intriguing issues it raises.

Partly told in flashback, the...Read the entire review »


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