Vernon Film Society

Return Of The Hero

Tuesday, February 26, 7:45pm

Director: Laurent Tirard
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant
Year: 2018

Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: France, Belgium
Language: French (with English subtitles)
Rating: PG

France 1809. The charming Captain Neuville is set to marry the naive Pauline when the war breaks out, forcing Neuville to depart for the battlefield. After not hearing from the captain for months, Pauline soon starts to become ill with worry, pushing her sister Elizabeth to write fake letters on behalf of Neuville thinking he would never come back.When Neuville finally returns home unexpectedly, he is welcomed in glory but in truth is a war deserter and an opportunistic coward. A suspicious Elizabeth is determined to expose the real Neuville and the two imposters are about to start a ruthless fight, conspiring against each other using the best tricks they can.

“Full to the brim with Gallic charm, it's an engaging and likeable farce that has unexpected emotional depth.” - The List

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