New York Times - 10/03/1989
Los Angeles Times - 10/11/1990
"...A cause for rejoicing. More than just a beautiful or affecting film, more than one with great performances and a significant subject -- all of which it has -- it's a movie with breadth of vision and strength of spirit..."
Two women of differing backgrounds are looking for the missing men they love in the aftermath of World War I. Along the way they encounter two French officers, one detailed to identify the dead and the other assigned to choose a body to be honored as France's unknown soldier.
Drama about the relationship that develops between two people as they put their lives back together in post-World War I France. Major Dellaplane is a stoic soldier given the unenviable task of locating over 300,000 MIA's. Irene is a snobby socialite trying to find her missing husband, who joined the army to escape their marriage. Their opposing personalities clash at first, but eventually they fall in love with each other.