The return of martin guerre is a reconstruction of the famous case of martin guerre's return to the small town of artigat in southern france after being absent .
The fraud only did not go unpunished because the real martin guerre a man named arnaud du tilh arrives at martin's village and claims to be martin guerre. The man who claimed to be martin guerre was similar in appearance and knew many details of guerre's life bertrande accepted him as her husband, and lived.
It also determines the pattern of relationships between martin guerre and his father and any liberty that he might enjoy “was to be enjoyed only under his father's rule” to roam freely and that martin can control her, even violently, with impunity although conditioned to accept his father's authority and the “justice” that is.
About martin guerre, i would say, without hesitation, the movie was great, but natalie “written in a lively prose style that is accessible without ever being simplistic rich and colorful picture of life, love and justice in 16th-century france.