Sunday 19th May ’19 at 7pm
1994 (PG) – colour 110mins (history/romance)
Colonel Chabert was so severely wounded in the Battle of Eylau that the medical examiner signed his death certificate. Regaining his health and memory, he returns to Paris, where his “widow”, Anne has married Count Ferraud and is financing his rise to power witth Chabert’s money. Anne refuses to recognise Chabert, who hires a lawyer to help him get back his money and his honor. However, rejected by his wife, and later condemned for vagrancy, Chabert’s life ends in poverty in an asylum.
César Awards, 1994: nominated for – Best Actor (Depardieu), Best cinematography, Best production design.