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Return of the Hero ()

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.

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Capitaine Charles-Grégoire Neuville
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Elisabeth Beaugrand
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Pauline
Christophe Montenez ...
Nicolas
Evelyne Buyle ...
Madame Beaugrand
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Monsieur Beaugrand
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Général Mortier-Duplessis
Fabienne Galula ...
Eugénie
Laurent Bateau ...
Monsieur Dunoyer
Jean-Michel Lahmi ...
Monsieur Loiseau
Aurélie Boquien ...
Madame Dunoyer
Hugues Martel ...
Le médecin
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La domestique
Christophe Clausier ...
Le messager
Virgil Canteloup ...
Julien le commis
Sophie Nicolas ...
Madame Loiseau
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Notable 1
Laurent Saint-Gérard ...
Notable 2
Guillaume Denaiffe ...
L'aide de camp du Général
Fred Tousch ...
Le témoin de Nicolas
Nicolas Guillot ...
Le témoin de Neuville
Gaëlle Jeantet ...
La marchande de volailles
Magali Leon ...
La ménagère au marché
Grégoire Vigneron ...
L'homme coquin
Yannik Mazzilli ...
Le messager hussard
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Cheese seller
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Marquise de Neuvillle
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Amie de Pauline
Sandrine Ferraro ...
Bourgeoise (uncredited)
Vincent Moussie ...
Un servant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Laurent Tirard

Written by

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Laurent Tirard ... (screenplay)
 
Grégoire Vigneron ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Marc Dujardin ... producer
Cédric Iland ... co-producer
Nadia Khamlichi ... co-producer
Olivia Lagache ... producer
Adrian Politowski ... co-producer

Music by

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Mathieu Lamboley

Cinematography by

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Guillaume Schiffman

Film Editing by

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Yann Malcor ... chief editor

Editorial Department

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Arnaud Caréo ... technical director: Le Labo Paris
Alice David ... conform editor
Richard Deusy ... colorist
Géraldine Gues ... post-production coordinator
Yann Malcor ... chief editor
Matthieu Monteux ... dcp mastering
Le Labo Paris ... laboratory
Sarah Perrain ... first assistant editor
Evy Roselet ... colorist: dailies
Ines Sanchez ... dailies

Production Design by

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Françoise Dupertuis ... (production design)

Set Decoration by

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Frédérique Nouailhat

Costume Design by

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Pierre-Jean Larroque

Makeup Department

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Avril Carpentier ... makeup artist
Clémence Gaag ... hair stylist
Mathilde Josset ... key makeup artist
Stephanie Orillard ... makeup artist
Cécile Pellerin ... makeup artist
Melanie Queyrel Carreno ... key makeup artist
Laurence Collas Troadec ... additional hairdresser
Clarisse Waquet ... additional makeup artist
Vichika Yorn ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Patrice Arrat ... production manager
Nicolas Bonnet ... post-production manager
Emmanuel Butelet ... assistant unit manager
Cynthia Cady ... extra assistant unit manager
Jacquot Clotilde ... assistant unit manager: Paris
Emmanuelle Dubois ... assistant production manager
Abraham Goldblat ... post-production supervisor
Romain Guillermou ... unit manager
Charles Zemer ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Oscar Chevillard ... second third assistant director
Alan Corno ... first assistant director
Ozal Emier ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Antoine Chazaud ... carpenter
Clément Colin ... first art assistant: art department
Guillaume Diehl ... props
Hélène Esselinck ... assistant art director
Georges Kafian ... graphic designer
Christophe Maratier ... Weapons Supervisor
Romain Martenet-Cuidet ... construction coordinator
Jean Miel ... lead property maker
Christophe Pommie ... upholsterer

Sound Department

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Olivier Borde ... dubbing boom operator
Fabien Devillers ... adr recordist
Eric Devulder ... sound
Nils Fauth ... foley mixer
Alexandre Fleurant ... supervising sound editor
Thomas Gauder ... re-recording mixer
Marc Mnémosyne ... mixing technician
Piste Rouge ... sound studio
Rémi Salvador ... foley editor
Bruno Seznec ... sound supervisor / sound talent agent / studio manager
Christine Seznec ... ADR supervisor
Philippe van Leer ... foley artist
Lena Willhem ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Georges Demétrau ... special effects supervisor
Max Garnier ... special effects technician
Jérome Miel ... special effects coordinator
Charles-Axel Vollard ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Alain Carsoux ... visual effects director
Mathieu Caré ... digital compositor
Stephane Dittoo ... visual effects supervisor
Camille Juge ... digital compositor
Benjamin Pelletreau ... digital compositor
Fred Roz ... titles
Téo Saintier ... digital compositor
Olivier Tournayre ... lead roto artist

Stunts

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Sylvain Albella ... stunt performer
Sébastien Authier ... stunt performer
Martial Bergier ... stunt performer
Alain Borcard ... stunt performer
Louis Bujeau ... stunt performer
Benjamin Canelle ... stunt performer
Michel Carliez ... stunt coordinator
Guillaume Castillon ... stunt performer
Delaunay Charles ... stunt performer
Cédric Charpentier ... stunt performer
Christophe Clausier ... stunt performer
Gilles Conseil ... stunt performer
Patrice Cossonneau ... stunt performer (as Patrice Cossoneau) / stunts
Yann Cotte ... stunt performer
Francois-Xavier Cuenot ... stunt performer
Bertrand De Bock ... stunt performer
David Delannois ... stunt performer
Amandine Delion ... stunt double
Jean Marc Dellajuto ... stunt performer
Julien Delporte ... stunt performer
Laurent Devrieze ... stunt performer
Michel Didier ... stunt performer
Kevin Ferreira ... stunt performer
Medhi Fortin ... stunt performer
Laëtitia François ... stunt performer
Clément Gerbaud ... stunt performer
Ludovic Gortva ... stunt performer
Benjamin Grain ... stunt performer
Vincent Haquin ... stunt performer
Steve Jullian ... stunt performer
Yvan Keller ... stunt performer
Frédéric Laforet ... stunt performer
Jonathan Lambert ... stunt performer
Christian Starr Lassen ... stunt performer
Franck Lavergne ... stunt performer
Gauthier Legrand ... stunt performer
Mario Luraschi ... stunt coordinator: horse stunts
Pascal Madura ... stunt performer
Eddy Miot ... stunt performer
Benoit Motton ... stunt performer
Alice Naigeon ... stunt performer
Audrey Ottaviano ... stunt performer
Loic Parize ... stunt performer
Clement Perron ... stunt performer
Justine Poiret ... stunt performer
Katerina Ratner ... equestrian stunt advisor (as Ekaterina Ratner)
Baptiste Sales ... stunt performer
Pascal Salvi ... stunt performer
Jerome Sefer ... stunt performer
Jean-Marie Sonnet ... stunt performer (as Jean-Marie Sonnet-Bouhier)
Thomas Tetard ... stunt performer
Damien Tezenas ... stunt performer
Julien Thillou ... stunt performer
Yann Vaille ... stunt performer
Cédric Vallas ... stunt performer
Diane Vaz ... stunt performer
Dietrich Verzele ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ulysse André ... camera trainee
Tommy Boulet ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Christophe Brachet ... still photographer
Nathan Coen ... Camera trainee
Guillaume Compain ... grip
Laurent Coudoux ... additional electrician
Marc Didier ... drone aerial cinematographer
Marc Dumontet ... second assistant camera
Karl Gibier ... generator operator
Nicolas Kiechel ... grip: additional
Hans Krumenacker ... electrician
Loïc Limosin ... best boy electric
Thibault Marsan-Bacheré ... steadicam operator
Laurent Menoury ... key grip
John Morrison ... Steadicam Operator
Jana Noel ... video assist
Benjamin Vial ... best boy grip
Jean-Mary Vodoz ... Additional grip

Casting Department

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Elodie Andre ... extras casting coordinator
Aurélie Assié Lécroart ... extras casting
Tom Cucuel ... extras casting assistant
Brigitte Fourcade ... extras casting
Vibirson Gnanatheepan ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laure Cérène ... wardrobe assistant
Pierre-Adrien Gassot ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Alexandre Tisseyre ... location scout

Music Department

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Michael Linus Bock ... bass trombone
Christian Daumas ... music advisor
Rebecca Delannet ... music supervisor
Jeff Genie ... composer agent
Astrid Gomez-Montoya ... music supervisor
Synchron Stage Orchestra ... orchestra: Vienna
Martin Pauser ... pro tools operator
Stéphane Reichart ... music scoring mixer
Synchron Stage Vienna ... score recorded at: Vienna

Script and Continuity Department

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Magali Frater ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Alexandre Bourg ... international publicity coordinator
Corinne Devaux ... choreographer
Gauthier Ravily ... location scout

Thanks

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Camille Loiret ... the producers wish to thank

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Also Known As
  • Le Retour du Héros (France)
  • Return of the Hero (United States)
  • Return of the Hero (World-wide, English title)
  • Return of the Hero (Canada, English title)
  • Return of the Hero (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections References Drums Along the Mohawk (1939). See more »
Quotes 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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