Return of the HeroSex scenes
Le retour du héros
“A good old-fashioned corset comedy…played out in lavish costumes and eye-popping decors”
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.