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C'est la vie! (2017)

Le sens de la fête (original title)
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A hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.

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Olivier Nakache (screenplay), Éric Toledano (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Max Angély
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Guy
Gilles Lellouche ... James
Vincent Macaigne ... Julien
Eye Haidara Eye Haidara ... Adèle
Suzanne Clément ... Josiane
Alban Ivanov Alban Ivanov ... Samy
Hélène Vincent ... La mère de Pierre
Benjamin Lavernhe Benjamin Lavernhe ... Pierre, le marié
Judith Chemla ... Héléna, la mariée
William Lebghil ... Seb
Kévin Azaïs ... Patrice
Antoine Chappey Antoine Chappey ... Henri
Manmathan Basky Manmathan Basky ... Roshan
Khereddine Ennasri Khereddine Ennasri ... Nabil
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Pierre is marrying Héléna and he wants his wedding party to be first rate. For that he has reserved the services of Max Angély, a seasoned caterer, and his team. The reception is to take place in a sumptuous 17th century leisure castle and its beautiful park and the music to be supplied by an excellent DJ. The rich arrogant bridegroom demands that everything go according to plan. Max assures him that will be the case but what he fails to tell him is that his team is not absolutely above reproach. For instance, Etienne (as James), a second-rate entertainer, has replaced the top-level DJ; Adèle, Max's short-tempered assistant, keeps causing embroilment ; Guy, the wedding photographer is a free-loading has been; Josiane, Max's close collaborator and also lover, is on the verge of breaking up with him; Julien, a depressive ex-teacher turned waiter, once had a date with - the bride; Samy, an additional waiter, proves quite worthless. But Max, whose motto is "Always adapt!" is the ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Belgium | Canada | France

Language:

French | Tamil

Release Date:

4 October 2017 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

C'est la vie! See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Budget:

€14,850,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film has had for provisional titles The big jump (French: Le grand saut) and The difficult times (French: Les temps difficiles). See more »

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Around 00:09:48, Nabil is walking and holding a box. On the next shot, he's not holding a box anymore. See more »

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Meaning (Choral Version)
Written by Cascadeur (as Alexandre Longo)
Performed by Cascadeur
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5 February 2018 | by zictebanSee all my reviews

Everything seems artificial or pretty caricatural: characters, dialogues, situations like the quarrel in front of the castle at the beginning. You can not avoid having very quickly a feeling of a gross and clumsy comedy. As the movie goes on, you expect a storyline a bit more subtle but nothing different happens. Your initial impression grows more and more till becoming a mere and strong matter of fact: this movie is a pure failure aimed at entertaining typical right-thinking people.


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