La vie et rien d’autre, Bertrand Tavernier, 1989, 135 mins - Drama

When: Thursday 23 June 2016 at 1.00pm and 6.00pm

Where: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia. Cnr of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide.

Cost: Free

Synopsis

January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into his sector, looking for her husband, comes a haughty, politically connected Parisian, Madame Irène de Courtil. Brusquely, Dellaplane offers her 1/350,000th of his time, but as their paths cross and she sees his courage and resolve, feelings change. After he finds a surprising connection between her missing husband and a local teacher, Irène makes Dellaplane an offer. This man of action hesitates: has he missed his only chance?

Résumé

1920. La Première Guerre mondiale est achevée depuis deux ans. La France panse ses plaies et se remet au travail. Dans ce climat, deux jeunes femmes d'origines sociales très différentes poursuivent le même but, retrouver l'homme qu'elles aiment et qui a disparu dans la tourmente. Leur enquête les conduit à la même source d'information, le commandant Dellaplane. Du 6 au 10 novembre 1920, Irene, Alice, le commandant se croisent, s'affrontent et finalement apprennent à se connaître.