Max & Leon / La folle histoire de Max et Léon

2017 ARCHIVE

Director: Jonathan Barré
Cast: Grégoire Ludig, David Marsais, Nicolas Marié
Country: France, Belgium
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2015
Genre: Comedy
Rating: M Offensive language
Duration: 98 min

“A Grande Vadrouille 2.0 very well done, punctuated with gags that are hilariously absurd.” Le Parisien

Synopsis

Max and Léon are childhood friends. Lazy and with a love to party, they try to avoid World War Two conscription by all means. In a film rife with slapstick physical comedy, Max and Léon become embroiled in an escalating line of ridiculous schemes. Follow along as they travel the world in reluctant and blundering support of the war effort, with the simple desire to do one thing: return safely to their home.

Max & Leon marks director Jonathan Barré’s first feature-length work and fully displays his sense of humour. Grégoire Ludig and David Marsais are delightful as the titular lifelong friends, employing sidesplitting physical theatre in the context of a believable and moving friendship. They make up the celebrated comedic duo Palmashow and co-wrote the screenplay of Max & Leon with Barré.

Max & Leon follows closely in the footsteps of eternal French comedy classic Don’t Look Now… We’re Being Shot At (La Grande Vadrouille, 1966) that for over 40 years (until the release of Welcome to the Sticks in 2008) was the most successful French film in France. Described as version 2.0. of that classic, Max & Leon is sure to have audiences laughing with delight!

Trailer

Screenings

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WELLINGTON
Sat 11 Mar 2:25 pm D
Tues 14 Mar 4:05 pm E
Tues 21 Mar 8:40 pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Mon 6 Mar 6:40 pm
Fri 10 Mar 11:50 am
Sat 18 Mar 1:55 pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sun 5 Mar 1:50 pm
Fri 17 Mar 6:20 pm
Tues 21 Mar 12:25 pm

NELSON
Sat 11 Mar 1:15 pm
Thurs 16 Mar 3:00 pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Mon 13 Mar 10:30 am
Sat 25 Mar 4:20 pm

TIMARU
Fri 10 Mar 1:00 pm

ARROWTOWN
Sat 25 Mar 11:00 am

TAURANGA
Sun 19 Mar 3:30 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sat 1 Apr 10:30 am

NEW PLYMOUTH
Thur 30 Mar 4:00 pm

HAMILTON
Wed 29 Mar 11:00 am
Sat 8 Apr 1:45 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 1 Apr 10:30 am
Thurs 6 Apr 6:00 pm

DUNEDIN
Mon 10 Apr 6:30 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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