La Cuisine au Beurre (1963)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this WWII comedy, a French POW escapes and hides at an inn. After the war, he stays at the inn to help the innkeeper, whom he has become involved with, rather than return to his wife. When the innkeeper's husband shows up ten years later, the POW goes back to his wife, whom he finds married to the chef at the cafe he ran. His wife refuses to sleep with the chef until a divorce is granted. The chef returns home to Normandy, thinking that he is out of luck, but the POW follows him and tells him that if he takes responsibility for his wife and the cafe, he will grant the divorce. The POW's loneliness is relieved when the innkeeper tells him that her husband has gone to Siberia and they are free to get married.

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war, cafe, divorce, escape, family, family-member, France, freedom, hidden, hideout, home, homecoming, husband, love, marriage, POW (Prisoner of War), prison, refugee, resort, responsibility, restaurant, return, running, sleep, wife, carrier, husband-and-wife