Alliance Française French Film Festival 2018 presents
THE RETURN OF THE HERO (LE RETOUR DU HÉROS)
Academy Award-winning actor Jean Dujardin (The Artist) lights up the screen as a lothario-turned-faux-hero in this bawdy new comedy from writer-director Laurent Tirard (Little Nicholas).
1809, France, the great seducer Captain Neuville (Jean Dujardin) comes to ask for the hand of the young Pauline (Noémie Merlant) in marriage. But Pauline’s sister, Elisabeth (Mélanie Laurent, Inglorious Bastards) proves impervious to Neuville’s charms. When Neuville is called to the front and Pauline sits anxiously waiting for news, Elisabeth 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…
Part Casanova, part Cyrano de Bergerac and many parts hilarious, The Return of the Hero comes together through the chemistry of its enigmatic leads, particularly Dujardin and Laurent, who are unimpeachable in their comic abilities.
“A new genre and a new experience for strong actors Mélanie Laurent and Jean Dujardin.” – France TV info
Language: French with English subtitles
Classification: M – Mature themes
Dates & Times:
Saturday 7 April 2018 at 2pm