Keswick Film Club - The Officers' Ward

Sunday 10th November 5:00 PM

The Officers' Ward (La Chambre des officiers)

Director: Fran├žois Dupeyron Country: France
Cert: 12 Year: 2001 Length: 132 mins Language: French with English subtitles

Synopsis

A haunting, emotive drama about a handsome French soldier horrifically wounded in World War I, a period when science had perfected mechanised warfare, but had yet to work out how to rebuild the ripped and shredded bodies of the men sent out to fight. When screened at the Cannes Film Festival, this uplifting, epic film prompted the entire audience to explode into applause. An intelligent addition to the role-call of anti-war films such as Paths of Glory and a poignant reminder on Remembrance Sunday of how cinema can still have the power to move us deeply and honestly.

Critics

open_quote A gem of a movie by any standards... superbly furnished, passionately acted, and exquisitely photographed and lit close_quote Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


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