Return of the Hero

France | 2018 | 90 min • Narrative Feature
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Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:90
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Laurent Tirard
Cast:Jean Dujardin
Mélanie Laurent
Producer(s):JD Productions
Les Films Sur Mesure
Screenwriter:Laurent Tirard
Gre´goire Vigneron


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 find.

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