"A PERFECT MIX OF HUMOUR AND THE HISTORY OF FRANCE, WHICH MAKES THE FILM INCREDIBLY FUNNY." - ALLOCINÉ
MAX & LEON
LA FOLLE HISTOIRE DE MAX ET LÉON
FRANCE, BELGIUM • COMEDY • 98 MINS • 2015 • M
Directed by: JONATHAN BARRÉ
Starring: David Marsais, Grégoire Ludig, Alice Vial, Dominique Pinon
Two dimwit soldiers entirely unwilling to fight for their country venture all the way from the dank European trenches of World War II to the scorching dry sands of the Sahara in this giggle-inducing romp.
War has broken out in France in 1939 and thousands of men are being conscripted to defend their people and their country. Max (Grégoire Ludig), and Léon (David Marsais) have other priorities, which do not include the battlefield. Unfortunately, their efforts to avoid recruitment are in vain and they are thrust into their worst nightmare, immediately devising a hilarious succession of ridiculous ploys in a frenzy to extract themselves by any means possible. But the forces controlling their fate will not let them go so easily. Max and Léon quickly realise that the consequences of war are far less pleasing to their way of life than they could have anticipated.
Two barrels of physical humour, Ludig and Marsais have a firecracker chemistry, so sit back and enjoy as they turn this well-known piece of history into an explosive, inappropriate and refreshing comedy.
French with English subtitles
Opening Night, Closing Night
Special Event, Q&A
Not showing in Parramatta.