The Return of the Soldier (1982)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The returning soldier is amnesia victim Alan Bates, who remembers nothing of his life before suffering shell-shock--not even his long-term marriage to snooty Julie Christie. Spinsterish Ann-Margret, who has long harbored a fondness for Bates, hopes to take advantage of his memory loss. But both Christie and Ann-Margret are challenged by a third woman, Bates' childhood sweetheart Glenda Jackson. Poor Bates deals with all of this by not dealing with it. A fairly faithful rendition of the Rebecca West novel on which it is based, Return of the Soldier ambles along at its own languid pace to a inconclusive conclusion.

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amnesia, love-quadrangle, marriage, memory, soldier