A Very Long Engagement: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Paris administrative court has ruled that Jean-Pierre Jeunet's big-budget wartime romance A Very Long Engagement (Un Long Dimanche de Fiancailles) does not qualify as French, denying the producers access to the Gallic subsidy system.

The film's producers, 2003 Productions said in a statement Friday it "deeply regrets" the decision.

"We greatly hope that the CNC will appeal this decision and will continue to support a film that has accumulated 99 out of 100 points on the qualifying scale," said Francis Boespflug, 2003 Productions president.

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Brian B.