La Folle Histoire de Max et Léon (2016)


Introduction

La folle histoire de Max et Léon is a 2016 French World War II comedy film directed by Jonathan Barré, written by Barré, and the two stars of the film, the comedy team of Grégoire Ludig, and David Marsais.

The film was produced by Alain Goldman and Christopher Lambert who has a cameo as a French Army Captain.

Outline

The war has broken out and Max and Leo have to commit themselves, like thousands of young people in 1939. And if at first they do not realise the consequences of such a mission, they will soon discover that war is not a matter to be taken lightly. And when defeat strikes, it is even less pleasing. Max and Leon have only one idea in mind: to go home as soon as possible and at all costs. But it is not counting the forces and the men who are in command and who do not intend to let them go like that.

During the Battle of France the pair impersonate Germans and later two French Captains that lead them to England where they join the Free French Forces. The pair are sent as secret agents to the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon that leads them to be captured and returned to Occupied France. After meeting several of their old comrades in arms including their sergeant who has turned traitor they escape to Vichy France working for simultaneously for the French Forces of the Interior and the Vichy Ministry of Propaganda after the German Occupation of Vichy.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Jonathan Barre.
  • Producer(s): Alain Goldman and Christopher Lambert.
  • Writer(s): Jonathan Barre, Gregoire Ludig, and David Marsais.
  • Cinematography: Sascha Wernik.
  • Production: Legende Films and Blagbuster Production.
  • Distributor(s): StudioCanal.
  • Release Date: 01 November 2016.
  • Running Time: 98 minutes.
  • Country: France and Belgium.
  • Language: English, French, and Arabic.

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