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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?
Life and Nothing But (French: La vie et rien d’autre) is a 1989 French film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and starring Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma, Pascale Vignal, Maurice Barrier, François Perrot, Jean-Pol Dubois, Daniel Russo, Arlette Gilbert and Charlotte Maury-Sentier.
Life and Nothing But (1990)
Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
Starring: Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma, Pascale Vignal, Maurice Barrier, François Perrot, Jean-Pol Dubois, Daniel Russo, Arlette Gilbert, Charlotte Maury-Sentier
Screenplay by: Jean Cosmos, Bertrand Tavernier
Production Design by: Guy-Claude François
Cinematography by: Bruno de Keyzer
Film Editing by: Armand Psenny
Costume Design by: Jacqueline Moreau
Music by: Oswald d’Andrea
Distributed by: Orion Classics
Release Date: September 14, 1990