The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1982-05-14
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 135 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: SFP
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Daniel Vigne
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From 135 Ratings


Village of Artigat, southern France, summer 1542, during the reign of Francis I. Martin Guerre and Bertrande de Rols marry. A few years later, accused of having committed a robbery, Martin suddenly disappears. When, almost a decade later, a man arrives in Artigat claiming to be Martin, the Guerre family recognizes him as such; but doubts soon arise about his true identity.

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  • Gérard Depardieu

    as Arnaud du Tilh
  • Nathalie Baye

    as Bertrande de Rols
  • Maurice Barrier

    as Pierre Guerre
  • Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

    as Martin Guerre
  • Isabelle Sadoyan

    as Catherine Boëre
  • Rose Thiéry

    as Raimonde de Rols
  • Chantal Deruaz

    as Jeanne
  • André Chaumeau

    as Dominique Caylar
  • Maurice Jacquemont

    as Judge Rieux
  • Roger Planchon

    as Jean de Coras
  • Francis Arnaud

    as André the Pockmarked
  • Philippe Babin

    as Jacques
  • Axel Bogousslavsky

    as The Cobbler
  • Valérie Chassigneux

    as Guillemette
  • Neige Dolsky

    as Jacquemotte
  • Adrien Duquesne

    as Sanxi Guerre
  • Gilbert Gilles

  • Tchéky Karyo

    as Augustin
  • Jean-Claude Perrin

    as Nicolas
  • Dominique Pinon

    as Antoine
  • Alain Recoing

  • René Bouloc

  • Alain Frérot

  • Stéphane Péan

    as Young Martin
  • André Delon

  • Danièle Loo

  • Marcel Champel

  • Sylvie Méda

    as Young Bertrande
  • Yvette Petit

  • Jean Juillac

  • Guy Bertrand

  • Jean-Paul Barathieu

  • Bruno Bentegeac

  • Pierre Bouchet

  • Francis Chevillon

  • André D'Avant-Cour

  • Christian Fiter

  • Daniel Giraud

  • Guy Jacquet

  • Roger Payrot

Production Jean-Marc Deschamps Production Manager
Writing Jean-Claude Carrière Screenplay
Production Dominique Besnehard Casting
Editing Denise de Casabianca Editor
Sound Michel Portal Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Anne-Marie Marchand Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Didier Lavergne Key Makeup Artist
Sound Dominique Hennequin Sound Mixer
Writing Daniel Vigne Screenplay
Directing Daniel Vigne Director
Writing Natalie Zemon Davis Script Consultant
Camera André Neau Director of Photography
Art Alain Nègre Production Design
Production Patrick Bordier Production Manager
Camera Roger Dorieux Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Ludovic Paris Key Hair Stylist
Production Alain Depardieu Production Manager
Sound Michèle Boëhm Sound Editor
Camera Georges Pierre Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Jacky Bouban Key Makeup Artist
Production Paul Maigret Production Director
Sound Daniel Couteau Foley Artist
Directing Michel Debats Assistant Director
Art Jean-Claude Sévenet Set Dresser
Directing Reynald Lampert Assistant Director
Art Marcel Laude Property Master
Sound Michel Chamard Sound
Directing Jacqueline Itkiss Script Supervisor
Production Odette Hainsselin Production Supervisor
Production Marguerite Theoule Production Secretary
Camera Jean-Pierre Plichon Assistant Camera
Camera Christian Decreton Assistant Camera
Sound Michel Boulen Sound Assistant
Art Henri Lacoste Assistant Decorator
Art Marcel Greuillet Property Master
Art Bernard Ruffin Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Françoise Embry-Kernevez Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jean-Claude Chicot Key Hair Stylist
Lighting Jean-Claude Hamelin Gaffer
Camera Alain Le Guern Key Grip
Art Yves Perchec Construction Manager