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RETURN OF THE HERO / LE RETOUR DU HÉROS (N/C 15+)

A charming comedy romp starring the ever-amusing Jean Dujardin as a swashbuckling swindler who tries to take advantage of an aristocratic family. Captain Neuville (Dujardin) vanished during one of Napoleon’s wars while engaged to Elisabeth’s (Mélanie Laurent) sister. Elisabeth forged letters from Neuville to cheer her sister up, but when a cowardly and dishevelled Neuville returns, both are caught up in the lies. Neuville wants to make money while Elisabeth tries to protect her family. A classic cat-and-mouse game ensues, with plenty of slapstick and cape-and-powder laughs. 

 

Cast Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant 

Director Laurent Tirard | 2018 | France | 90 mins | UK distributor STUDIOCANAL

Polished French period comedy – lavish costumes … eye-popping decor. – Hollywood Reporter 

FILM SHOWING 

Northampton Filmhouse | Wednesday 7th November 18:15

London Ciné Lumière | Thursday 8th November 18:30

Glasgow Film Theatre | Wednesday 14th November 20:40

Chichester Cinema at New Park | Thursday 15th November 15:45 & Friday 16th November 18:00

Shetland Mareel | Sunday 18th November & Wednesday 21th November

London Watermans | Saturday 17th November 14:00

Inverness Eden Court | Sunday 18th November 14:15

Leicester Phoenix | Saturday 1st December 17:00

Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse | Sunday 2nd December 18:15

 

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