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SEE YOU UP THERE / AU REVOIR LÀ-HAUT (N/C 15+)

Albert Dupontel appears in, writes and directs this epic drama adapted from the best-selling, award-winning novel by Pierre Lemaitre. As star and narrator, Dupontel plays Albert Maillard, a rank-and-file French infantryman battling to survive trench warfare as the First World War comes to its conclusion. In a horrific final sortie, Maillard is almost buried alive by debris and his comrade Édouard Péricourt (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) is horribly disfigured after being hit by mortar fire. Péricourt becomes addicted to morphine during his convalescence and, living behind elaborate masks to hide his disfigurement, concocts a plan with Maillard to sell phoney monuments to French towns honouring their dead; an undertaking that will prove as dangerous as it is stunning. This is a cinematic triumph, a little bit Beauty and the Beast, a little bit Paths of Glory, a little bit Phantom of the Opera, and a whole lot of satisfying storytelling and spectacle.  

 

Cast Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte, Niels Arestrup, Émilie Dequenne, Mélanie Thierry  

Director Albert Dupontel | 2017 | France | 117 mins 

An awe-inspiringly lavish 1920s period thriller with a production budget to match. – Time Out     

FILM SHOWING 

Leicester Phoenix | Saturday 10th November 16:30

Glasgow Film Theatre | Saturday 10th November 12:40

Edinburgh Filmhouse | Sunday 11th November 17:30

Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse | Saturday 24th November 18:00

Dundee DCA | Saturday 24th November 15:30

Inverness Eden Court | Wednesday 28th November 18:00

Nottingham Broadway | Saturday 1st December 15:00

Chichester Cinema at New Park | Monday 3rd December 20:30

 

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