Vie et rien d'autre, La 1989

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?

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
Written by: Bertrand Tavernier & Jean Cosmos
Release date: 1989-09-06
Runtime: 135 minutes
Cast:
Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
Commandant Delaplane 
Sabine Azéma
Sabine Azéma
Irène de Courtil 
Pascale Vignal
Pascale Vignal
Alice 
Maurice Barrier
Maurice Barrier
Mercadot 
François Perrot
François Perrot
Perrin 
Jean-Pol Dubois
Jean-Pol Dubois
André, le chauffeur