La France
La France (2008)

A woman whose husband is away fighting in World War I embarks on an arduous journey after receiving a troubling letter in director Serge Bozon's intimate war drama. The year is 1917, and it's springtime in France. Camille's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 6, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

You might want to file this one under Novelties and Cult Items, Not Completely Baked.

Sean Axmaker

Tender and lyrical and lonely, it's like a phantom dreamwalk along the borders of war...

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Gender and genre are continuously bent in La France, Serge Bozon's uniquely weird and often starkly beautiful experiment.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

In the once-upon-a-time fairy tale called La France, French soldiers move through darkly verdant landscapes worthy of Henri Rousseau.

Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Serge Bozon's quietly disturbing fable takes place in northern France in the middle of Word War I.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Simultaneously avant garde and down to earth, the somber film is anchored by spontaneous musical eruptions on its more elusive end and by Sylvie Testudâ(TM)s tactile performance.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Without ever surrendering its deadpan naturalism, La France becomes increasingly poetic: The seasons change, the landscape grows barren, and the stars in the sky take their names from the dead men below.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The players, Sylvie Testude's Camille plus the eleven French soldiers, are not given much chance to develop their characters beyond two-dimensional.

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Karina Longworth

[A] stunningly confident, category-defying, broken-down dream piece about loss and being lost...irresistible.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"La France" takes place in 1917 as Camille(Sylvie Testud) is one of several war brides who climb a local hill daily to see if… More