ACMI Presents

Return of the Hero

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“A good old-fashioned corset comedy…played out in lavish costumes and eye-popping decors”

The Hollywood Reporter

Swashbuckling cad, Captain Neuville (debonair The Artist Best Actor winner, Jean Dujardin) is whisked off to the Napoleonic wars before he can wed his intended, Pauline (Noémie Merlant). To ease her distress, Pauline’s sister, Elisabeth (Mélanie Laurent) assumes his identity in fancifully written letters sent ‘from the front’ that cast Neuville as a valiant war hero. Elisabeth’s ploy backfires when Neuville survives the war and returns to claim his bride, despite his soon-to-be sister-in-law’s well-founded scepticism about his real intentions.