The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre, 1982)

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Title

The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre, 1982)

Subject

Peasants, Townspeople, and Social Life

Description

Martin Guerre abandons his wife and family, not to be seen from again for years until a mysterious man arrives in his village claiming to be the returned Martin. The imposter is brought to court, where his silver-tongue nearly persuades the judges of his innocence, until the real Martin Guerre miraculously arrives on the last day.

Creator

Daniel Garrett

Rights

S.F.P.C

Relation

See Film Project for longer review

Language

French

Type

Imposter and Imposture
Trial
True Story
Drama
Arranged Marriage
Identify Theft

Coverage

Artigat
Toulouse
France
Early Modern Era (c. 1500-1750)
16th Century

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Feature Film

Duration

122 minutes

Producer

Daniel Vigne
Natalie Zemon Davis (historical consultant)

Director

Daniel Vigne

Files

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Citation

Daniel Garrett, “The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre, 1982),” Medieval Hollywood, accessed April 19, 2024, https://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/159.

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