This is a tough one and I have two views on this. Neither has won out, but for whatever it's worth to you, here is my take.
She finds Manech and though he doesn't remember her, he is still the same basic personality. A kind and caring young man; the man she fell in love with even though he can't remember her. The possibility is that they rekindle their relationship and there is an eventual (off camera) romance.
He doesn't remember her and never will. After all the trouble Matilde has gone through to locate him, she is faced with the bitter-sweet reality that though her fiance is alive, they will never again have what they once did. The world has taken too much from both of them for there ever to be a recovery.
Perhaps the second is more the moral of this tale. War takes entirely too much away from those who are "lucky" enough to live through it.
If you are a hopeless romantic perhaps the first is the better way to view the ending.
The nice thing is Juenet has done; he is allowing the viewer to determine the ending to the story. It's really up to you.
Watta ya lookn here for?
I'd like to go with the first one too. :) Thanks for the response!
The romantic in me goes with the first view. But, the reality of the war, and it's devastating effects make me go with the second, darker view.
It's the beauty of this film that one could come to both conclusions depending on their mood when they view the film.
Hitler! C'mon, I'll buy you a glass of lemonade.