Produced by France 3 and Société Française de Production, 1982. Directed by Daniel Vigne (One Woman or Two). French language with English subtitles.
Depardieu plays Martin Guerre/Arnaud de Tihl. Co-starring Nathalie Baye as Martin's wife, Bertrande.
A sixteenth-century French peasant, Martin Guerre, returns home to his village after a seven years absence. He left a young man and returns a mature one -- but is it really Martin Guerre? No one suspects otherwise, not even his wife, until a vagrant claims he is someone else and -- worse -- Martin demands payment from his uncle. The law gets involved trying to resolve the question of who is Martin Guerre? Based on a historical event.