Summer 1918. War still rages for a few more months, but for Charles and Angèle, it is already over. He is a cavalry officer who lost one of his legs in battle. She is his home care nurse whose true love, the father of her young daughter, recently died at the Front. United by the need to rebuild their lives, a joyful complicity grows between them which reawakens them to life. At Charles's insistence, Angèle accepts a marriage of convenience. A strong bond arises between them and evolves into passionate love.
Scalliet dazzles in her big-screen debut, portraying Angèle as an intelligent, independent proto-feminist. Nominated for two 2016 César Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, The Scent of Mandarin is a sumptuous feast for the eyes, an unconventional love story, and a wrenching depiction of the deep scars left behind by war.
Seattle international Film Festival (2016)
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