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In the 1807 Battle of Eylau, French officer Chabert (Depardieu) is thought dead and stripped of all he possesses. After 10 years of imprisonment, a man shows up in the office of Paris lawyer Derville (Luchini), claiming to be the dead Chabert. His remarried wife (Ardant), now the Countess Ferraud, has used his fortune to bolster the political aspirations of her second husband (Dussolier) and refuses to acknowledge this stranger's claims. Is Chabert a fraud? And what exactly are the motives of all the players? Based on the novel by Honore de Balzac. Directorial debut of Angelo. French with subtitles.

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Available on Running time 111 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 19th Century, Books to Film: Honore de Balzac, Mistaken Identity, War, General, Men in Prison
Screenplay
Yves Angelo, Jean Cosmos, Veronique Lagrange
Cast
Gerard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Fabrice Luchini, Andre Dussollier
Cinematography
Bernard Lutic
Director
Yves Angelo
Producer
Jean-Louis Livi, Bernard Marescot, Film Par Film, October Films

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