Return of the Hero / Le Retour du héros

 Sex scenes

Director: Laurent Tirard
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant, Christophe Montenez, Évelyne Buyle
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2018
Genre: Comedy, Historical
Duration: 90 min

Synopsis

1809, France. Captain Neuville (Jean Dujardin) is sent out to the front line, leaving behind a heartbroken bride. Having heard no news of the young captain, the bride’s sister Elisabeth (Mélanie Laurent) writes to her on his behalf to cheer her up. Fabricating a heroic tale of Neuville’s daring journey, her story begins to unravel when Neuville unexpectedly reappears in less than valiant circumstances.

Director Laurent Tirard puts forward a witty and uniquely told tale of how good intentions can produce disastrous consequences as Neuville takes on the role of Elisabeth’s concocted fairytale hero. Mélanie Laurent plays the upright Elisabeth with a lot of charme while Jean Dujardin puts his comedy talent forward as the cowardly but highly imaginative Neuville. Both brilliantly pair up to deliver a true battle of the wits, clever dialogues and expressively reenacted heroic tales adding to this highly enjoyable fast paced film.

After Up for Love (2017 AFFFF), Laurent Tirard and Jean Dujardin successfully team up once again to make French comedy at its best.

Trailer

French trailer (no subtitles)

Screenings

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Sat 3 March 2:10 pm
Wed 7 March 2:20 pm
Wed 14 March 6:15 pm  SPECIAL EVENT: Films for Foodies
Mon 19 March 2:10 pm

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Sun 4 March 8:20 pm
Fri 9 March 10:30 am
Mon 12 March 6:10 pm
Wed 21 March 1:00 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Sun 11 March 8:20 pm
Thu 15 March 10:30 am
Sun 25 March 2:00 pm

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Tue 13 March 2:00 pm D
Fri 16 March 6:20 pm D
Mon 19 March 8:30 pm E
Sun 25 March 4:05 pm D

NEW PLYMOUTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Mon 12 March 2:30 pm
Sat 17 March 6:20 pm

NELSON – SUTER THEATRE
Thu 15 March 11:00 am
Fri 23 March 8:20 pm

TIMARU – MOVIE MAX DIGITAL
Sun 18 March 8:30 pm
Sat 24 March 11:00 am

TAURANGA – RIALTO CINEMAS
Fri 16 March 8:15 pm
Fri 23 March 4:00 pm
Tue 27 March 11:00 am

HAVELOCK NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Thu 22 March 8:15 pm
Fri 30 March 11:00 am
Tue 3 April 1:30 pm

DUNEDIN – RIALTO CINEMAS
Fri 23 March 8:40 pm
Sat 31 March 6:30 pm

HAMILTON – LIDO CINEMA
Mon 26 March 11:00 am
Sat 31 March 6:10 pm
Mon 9 April 8:20 pm

ARROWTOWN – DOROTHY BROWNS
Wed 11 April 8:15 pm
Sat 14 April 1:30 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Tue 10 April 1:20 pm
Sun 15 April 8:20 pm

AKAROA CINEMA CINE-CAFE
Sat 7 April 4:00 pm
Sun 15 April 6:00 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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