SEE YOU UP THERE
In Select Cinema National July 19th Dendy Cooparoo.
Running Time: 117 Minutes
Rating: MA 15+
This is one of our favourite films that has come out this year. It opened in the French Film Festival. It truly moves you and Albert Dupontel is just one amazing filmmaker. I had so many emotions throughout the story telling and camera work is outstanding. Put this on the list to fact it is quality all the way and gives you so much to ponder on life choices.
Acclaimed French actor/writer/director Albert Dupontel 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 – star of BPM: Beats Per Minute) 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 as the sadistic Captain 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.