MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,059 this week

Le grand soir (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  6 June 2012 (France)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,078 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 34 critic

The film tells the story of 2 brothers. One punk, one salesman. The salesman get laid off, and slowly becomes a punk like his brother.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Le grand soir" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Le grand soir (2012)

Le grand soir (2012) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Le grand soir.
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -... See full synopsis »

Director: Bruno Chiche
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Alexandra Maria Lara, Françoise Fabian
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Olias Barco
Stars: Aurélien Recoing, Benoît Poelvoorde, Muriel Bersy
Hello, Goodbye I (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

French film icons Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant star in this romantic comedy about a Parisian couple in their fifties who share a comfortable life... See full synopsis »

Director: Graham Guit
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Benguigui
Twiggy (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Emmanuelle Millet
Stars: Christa Theret, Johan Libéreau, Maud Wyler
Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Stars: Michel Houellebecq, Marius Bertram, Benoît Delépine
Late Love (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Sabit Kurmanbekov
Stars: Natalya Arinbasarova, Gérard Depardieu, Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev
Louise-Michel (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

What to do when the workers of a factory have been laid off overnight? Louise has an original idea: why not pool the compensation money to ... hire a hit man and to liquidate the boss? ... See full summary »

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Stars: Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners, Benoît Poelvoorde
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mathias, aboard a ship with his wife, sees a boy with a striking resemblance to himself and is called - Mathias. He then tracks him to a town north of France to discover that the boys ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Paul Rouve
Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Benoît Poelvoorde, Arly Jover
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

The hardships encountered by Aisha, a young Kazakh singer, whose dream is to sing in Paris.

Director: Talgat Temenov
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Talgat Temenov
Turf (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

C'est l'histoire de quatre potes, quatre petits Français : le Grec (l'ostéopathe), Fifi (qui vit chez sa mère... See full synopsis »

Director: Fabien Onteniente
Stars: Alain Chabat, Edouard Baer, Philippe Duquesne
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Antoine is a joyful but disenchanted photographer. His only true friend, Mateo, is 7 years old and the son of his neighbor, who is often absent. One day, he hears a piano sonata coming from... See full summary »

Director: Fabienne Godet
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Ariane Labed, Max Baissette de Malglaive
The Villain (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With gun-toting rivals on his tail, a daring bank robber takes refuge in the quiet residential street here he grew up and where his mother, Maniette, still lives. An unscrupulous property ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Dupontel
Stars: Catherine Frot, Albert Dupontel, Bouli Lanners
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Benoît Bonzini, alias NOT
...
Jean-Pierre Bonzini
Brigitte Fontaine ...
Marie-Annick Bonzini, la mère
Areski Belkacem ...
René Bonzini, le père
...
Le vigile qui 'fait'
Serge Larivière ...
Le directeur du 'Grand Litier'
Stéphanie Pillonca ...
L'ex-femme de Jean-Pierre
Miss Ming ...
La jeune femme aux cigarettes
Chloé Mons ...
La punkette
...
La mère de la punkette
...
Juvénal, l'homme qui lit l'avenir dans le verre de saké
Vincent Tavier ...
Le client Grand Litier
Jacqueline Emptoz Lacôte ...
La cliente économe
Joseph Dahan ...
Le serveur La Pataterie (as Jo Dahan)
Théo Raino ...
Le client permanent La Pataterie
Edit

Storyline

The film tells the story of 2 brothers. One punk, one salesman. The salesman get laid off, and slowly becomes a punk like his brother.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Noite  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Suburban desolation blues - French style
25 March 2014 | by (Cincinnati) – See all my reviews

"Le Grand Soir" (2012 release from France; 92 min.) brings the story of two brothers who couldn't be more different: Benoit is the self-described "oldest punker in Europe with a dog", living on the streets (literally) with no hope for any future. He has nicknamed himself "Not". Then there is Jean-Pierre, a mattress sales guy who lives by the rules and is on the narrow and straight. As the movie opens, we see the brothers having a "conversation" (both of them talking at the same time) with their dad, who owns and runs a small restaurant called "Potato Palace" ("La Potaterie" in French). It isn't long into the movie that Jean-Pierre, unable to meet his sales quotas, gets laid off, and that's where the problems start. To tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: this movie, directed by Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine, is a biting commentary on the suburban culture and society, where you don't or can't fit it if you don't behave a certain way. As Jean-Pierre falls deeper and deeper into the black hole of his existence, the movie becomes a suburban desolation clues, French style of course. The absurdities of certain situations have a definite French flavor to them. Not to mention that the movie features a number of French punk songs. I'm not a fan of punk, but in this context they sounded refreshing (as opposed to bringing the same ol' tired punk classics like Plastic Bertrand's Ca Plane Pour Moi"). Last but certainly not least are the brilliant performances from Benoît Poelvoorde (as Benoit/Not), and even better in my opinion is Albert Dupontel (as Jean-Pierre/Dead).

This movie is MILES away from your standard Hollywood, or even European, fare. Nevertheless, if you are in the mood for a quality foreign movie that is definitely off-center, you cannot go wrong with this. "Le Grand Soir" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Le grand soir (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?