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Colonel Chabert (1994) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Fabrice Luchini, André Dussolier, Daniel Prévost, Claude Rich, Romane Bohringer

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Based on the Honoré de Balzac novel, COLONEL CHABERT (Le Colonel Chabert) is a movie cowritten and directed by Yves Angelo in 1994. The picture earned 6 nominations for the french Academy Awards.

Colonel Chabert was one of Napoléon Bonaparte's most loved officers. At the Eylau battle against the Russians in 1807, he was severely injured at the head and left for dead. Partially amnesic, he passed the next years wandering from hospitals to homes for mentally deranged people. Now, 10 years later, Chabert has come back to Paris and hired the lawman Derville in order to recover his possessions. Chabert's wife, after the announcement of his death, had married again and is now the mother of two children. She prefers to negotiate a private settlement with Chabert rather to go in court and lose her actual family.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Wife Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   amnesia Kind of conflict:    -   war (general)    -   war, Civil

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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