A film by Albert Dupontel
Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte, Mélanie Thierry
English title; See you up there.
November 1919 two survivors of world war I, an genius artist, the other an accountant decide to mount a scam in this crazy period of the 1920’s the company will be as dangerous as it is spectacular.
Here is a different war film in the beginning of the 20th century where the war was senseless and brutal although Dupontel find some humanity and creativity into it. The adaptation of Pierre Lemaitre’s bestseller happily proves that the former comedian is capable of giving us something else than the comedies loaded with black humor that made his success. Based on the reconstruction of the years 1918-1920 . The first quality of its realization is undoubtedly the care brought to the artistic direction to recreate this effervescent historical period I might add it is so well done you think you were there. Whether it is the uniforms worn by the soldiers in the trenches or elegant outfits of the Parisian bourgeoisie, each suit is a purely beautiful. It is the same for the set. Filming in with a digital camera you can feel that you are the period and that it is film on a roll of film from back in the day. The beginning of the film starts in the trenches is very impressive a brutal. Dupontel remained relatively faithful to Lemaitre’s novel, by focusing on the human drama experienced by the two main characters, played by Nahuel Perez Biscayart and himself. Hopeful he will get a caesar but then again we will have to wait. Overall the ensemble cast forms a magnificent film which it is going to become a classic. Do not miss this one. The translation of the title is Goodbye up there.