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Life and Nothing But (1989)

U 10/02/1989 (US) WarDrama 2h 15m
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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?

  1. Bertrand Tavernier

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jean Cosmos


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  1. Philippe Noiret

    Philippe Noiret

    Commandant Delaplane

  2. Sabine Azéma

    Sabine Azéma

    Irène de Courtil

  3. Pascale Vignal


  4. Maurice Barrier

    Maurice Barrier


  5. François Perrot

    François Perrot


  6. Jean-Pol Dubois

    Jean-Pol Dubois

    André, le chauffeur

  7. Daniel Russo

    Daniel Russo

    Lieutenant Trévise

  8. Michel Duchaussoy

    Michel Duchaussoy

    Général Villerieux

  9. Arlette Gilbert

    Arlette Gilbert


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Life and Nothing But
Life and Nothing But

Original Title La vie et rien d'autre

Status Released

Original Language French

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Revenue -


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