A Very Long Engagement Characters

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Ange Bassignano

A twenty-six-year-old handsome Italian man living in France, Ange has joined the war in order to escape a five-year prison sentence for assault. He is one of five condemned soldiers. Referred to as Nino by his girlfriend, the prostitute Valentina, his only known occupation is pimp. He is also called Angel.

Bénédicte

Loving wife of Sylvain, Bénédicte is a friend and caretaker to Mathilde.

Kléber Bouquet

Kléber Bouquet, also called The Eskimo or Bastoche, is one of the soldiers accused of self-mutilation. He is called The Eskimo because of his time spent traveling in North America. Kléber is a gifted carpenter, and at thirty-seven is the oldest of the five men. He has been falsely accused of self-mutilation. His closest friends are bar owner Little Louis and Corporal Gordes, another carpenter. Kléber fights with Gordes after encouraging Gordes to...

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