In French with English subtitles
Director: Albert Dupontel
Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte
A lowly soldier is caught in the trenches as World War I comes to a murderous end in November 1918. Just before that happens, Maillard and his fellow French army grunt, Edouard Pericourt, are sent by their sadistic captain on one last mission to the battlefield. The result is an absolute bloodbath, with Maillard nearly getting buried alive and half of Pericourt’s face getting blown off by mortar fire. The two friends nonetheless stick together. Far from a common man, Pericourt is in fact a talented artist and decides to play dead, switching identities with a corpse and living behind elaborate masks that he designs.
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