Alliance Francaise de Sydney - Alliance Française French Film Festival Q&A with Laurent Lafitte


FRANCE • HISTORIC, DRAMA • 117 MINS • 2017 • MA15+

Starring: Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte, Émilie Dequenne, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart

French with English subtitles

Albert Dupontel (In Harmony, AF FFF2016; The First, the Last, AF FFF2017) appears in, writes and directs this epic crime drama adapted from the best-selling, award-winning novel by France’s answer to James Ellroy, Pierre Lemaitre.

As star and narrator, Dupontel is Albert Maillard, a rank-and-file French infantryman battling to survive trench warfare as WWI comes to its conclusion. In a horrific final sortie, Maillard is almost buried alive by debris and his comrade Édouard Péricourt (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM in this year’s Festival) is horribly disfigured after being hit by mortar fire.

Péricourt becomes addicted to morphine during his convalescence and, living behind elaborate masks to hide his disfigurement, concocts a plan with Maillard to sell phony monuments to French towns honouring their dead; an undertaking that will prove as dangerous as it is stunning.

Also starring Laurent Lafitte (Boomerang, AF FFF2016) as the sadistic Lieutenant Pradelle and Niels Arestrup as Péricourt’s estranged father, See You Up There is an awe-inspiringly lavish 1920s period thriller with a production budget to match. Fans of Lemaitre’s crime writing will not be disappointed.

Monday 12 March
Palace Norton St.

Join us for the screening of the movie "See You Up There" ( Au revoir là-haut), followed by a Q&A with actor Laurent Lafitte who plays the role of Lieutenant Pradelle.

6.45pm - Screening
9.00pm - Q&A with Laurent Lafitte