See You Up There / Au revoir là-haut


Violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb

Director: Albert Dupontel
Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte (of the Comédie Française), Niels Arestrup, Émilie Dequenne, Mélanie Thierry
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2017
Genre: Drama, WWI
Duration: 117 min
Festivals: San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017

“In terms of pure cinematic prowess See You Up There deserves praise […] A rare object in contemporary French cinema.” Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

November 1919. France glorifies the dead but is incapable of helping the survivors of the war. Albert and Édouard, two survivors of the trenches, one a humble accountant, the other a brilliant designer, decide to set up a war memorial scam. In the France of the Roaring 20s, the undertaking will prove to be as dangerous as it is spectacular.

Director and lead actor Albert Dupontel manages a brilliant adaptation of Pierre Lemaitre’s Goncourt Prize-winning novel Au revoir là-haut. Set in the wake of the First World War, this bittersweet tale of poetic justice and revenge explores the destructive reverberations of combat after the recognised hostilities are over.

Dupontel’s lavish production is a superbly crafted feature, mixing surrealist humour to dark themes of the time: trauma, death, corruption and manipulation. Held together by a strong cast featuring Dupontel himself but also BPM (Beats Per Minute) actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart playing a disfigured artist hiding behind spectacular masks, the characters carry this emotionally honest story remarkably.

Trailer

Screenings

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Tue 6 March 8:50 pm
Sat 10 March 6:25 pm
Mon 12 March 6:00 pm
Fri 16 March 3:45 pm

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Mon 5 March 10:30 am
Fri 9 March 8:30 pm
Wed 14 March 6:10 pm
Sun 18 March 3:30 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Mon 12 March 3:50 pm
Sat 17 March 1:30 pm
Tue 20 March 8:40 pm
Sun 25 March 11:30 am

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Mon 12 March 8:10 pm E
Fri 16 March 2:00 pm D
Wed 21 March 10:30 am D
Mon 26 March 3:55 pm D

NEW PLYMOUTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Sat 17 March 4:00 pm
Wed 21 March 6:00 pm

NELSON – SUTER THEATRE
Sat 17 March 3:30 pm
Tue 20 March 3:30 pm
Tue 27 March 6:00 pm

TIMARU – MOVIE MAX DIGITAL
Sun 18 March 6:00 pm

TAURANGA – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sun 18 March 3:40 pm
Thu 22 March 8:15 pm

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

DUNEDIN – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sun 25 March 4:00 pm
Fri 30 March 8:30 pm
Tue 3 April 8:30 pm

HAMILTON – LIDO CINEMA
Thu 29 March 8:30 pm
Tue 3 April 8:30 pm

ARROWTOWN – DOROTHY BROWNS
Fri 13 April 5:45 pm
Sun 15 April 11:00 am

PALMERSTON NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Sat 7 April 6:00 pm
Tue 17 April 11:00 am

AKAROA CINEMA CINE-CAFE
Sat 7 April 6:00 pm
Fri 13 Apr 4:00 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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