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Return of the Hero (2018)

Le retour du héros (original title)
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1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up. But it all goes south when Neuville reappears.

Director:

Laurent Tirard

Writers:

Laurent Tirard (screenplay), Grégoire Vigneron (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Capitaine Charles-Grégoire Neuville
Mélanie Laurent ... Elisabeth Beaugrand
Noémie Merlant ... Pauline
Christophe Montenez Christophe Montenez ... Nicolas
Evelyne Buyle Evelyne Buyle ... Madame Beaugrand
Christian Bujeau ... Monsieur Beaugrand
Féodor Atkine ... Général Mortier-Duplessis
Fabienne Galula Fabienne Galula ... Eugénie
Laurent Bateau Laurent Bateau ... Monsieur Dunoyer
Jean-Michel Lahmi Jean-Michel Lahmi ... Monsieur Loiseau
Aurélie Boquien Aurélie Boquien ... Madame Dunoyer
Hugues Martel Hugues Martel ... Le médecin
Mathilde Roehrich ... La domestique
Christophe Clausier Christophe Clausier ... Le messager
Virgil Canteloup Virgil Canteloup ... Julien le commis
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1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up. But it all goes south when Neuville reappears.

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Capitaine Charles-Grégoire Neuville: [reading inscription on memorial to Neuville] "In memory of Captain Charles-Gregoire Neuville, hero of the Empire. May his spirit and example forever inspire our town's inhabitants."
Elisabeth Beaugrand: You see the problem now? Such daring, such courage and panache... He was an extraordinary man.
Capitaine Charles-Grégoire Neuville: Who?
Elisabeth Beaugrand: Well, not you.
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References The Searchers (1956) See more »

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A must see
10 March 2019 | by mmgovernSee all my reviews

Hilarious, stylish, French, quirky, it's a riot of laughs. Our hero is a total slimeball, but very likeable. A gem of a movie.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 February 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Hero See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$761, 2 September 2018

Gross USA:

$37,108

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,362,730
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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