changes her mind and says the new witness is Martin. It set the story at the time of the Massacre. Roman Catholic, canon Law did not allow his abandoned wife to remarry. 3 Davis responded to Finlay's arguments in her article "On the Lame" in the same issue of The American Historical Review in June 1988. Pierre initiated a new case against the man by falsely claiming to act in Bertrande's name (only the wronged wife could bring the suit). This trial constitutes most of the film.
The Return To Normalcy
Pierre Guerre, who had married Bertrande's widowed mother during Martin Guerre's long absence, became suspicious. After hearing from more than 150 witnesses, with many testifying they recognized Martin Guerre (including his four sisters many others testifying to Arnaud du Tilh's identity, and others refusing to take a side, the accused impostor was convicted and sentenced to death by beheading. References edit Davis, Natalie Zemon (1983). Arnaud du Tilh, and executed. The real Martin Guerre had returned during the trial. A Distant Mirror a rich and colorful picture of life, love and justice in 16th-century bert. The True Story of Martin Guerre, a BBC Radio 4 two-part drama by Guy Meredith from the trial notes of Jean de Coras, first broadcast in June 1992 and starring Sean Bean and Lesley Dunlop. The new Martin eloquently argued his case, and the judges in Toulouse tended to believe his version of the story: that Bertrande was pressured to perjury by the greedy Pierre Guerre.
De Coras asks her then why she changed her mind at the last minute. 5 Sommersby (1993) was an American Hollywood adaptation of the story, starring Jodie Foster and Richard Gere. He and his wife, Bertrande's mother, pressured Bertrande to support the charge.