Return of the Hero (Le retour du héros)

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Return of the Hero (Le retour du héros)

Thursday 21st February 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building

On the day of his engagement with Pauline, the dashing, swashbuckling, swindler Captain Neuville (Jean Dujardin) is called to Napoleon’s Army. He promised Pauline to write to her everyday. As he doesn’t keep his promise, Pauline’s sister, Elisabeth (Melanie Laurent) takes to the pen and, through her valiant prose, makes him a real hero of war when the reality is decidedly different. Then Neuville returns for his bride and is welcomed in glory but in truth is a war deserter and an opportunistic coward. A suspicious Elizabeth is determined to expose the real Neuville and the two imposters are about to start a ruthless fight, conspiring against each other using the best tricks possible.

France/Belgium 2018 – French with subtitles – Directed by Laurent Tirard with Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant – 90 min

Laurent Tirard’s (“Molière”) period screwball comedy is like a twist on “Cyrano de Bergerac” with a feminist heroine – REELING REVIEWS



Category: Comedy, France, French, History, subtitles

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