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Eyjafjallajökull (2013)

For travelers around the world, the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull is a downer. For Alain and Valerie, it's a catastrophe. For if they are to make it in time to the tiny... See full summary »

Director:

Alexandre Coffre

Writers:

Laurent Zeitoun (screenplay), Yoann Gromb (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valérie Bonneton Valérie Bonneton ... Valérie
Dany Boon ... Alain
Denis Ménochet ... Ezéchiel
Albert Delpy ... Tonton Roger
Bérangère McNeese Bérangère McNeese ... Cécile
Constance Dollé Constance Dollé ... Sylvie
Myriam Azencot Myriam Azencot ... Voisine avion
Arnaud Henriet Arnaud Henriet ... Voisin avion Alain
Yann Sorton Yann Sorton ... Stewart grec
Jochen Hägele ... Agent Avis Allemagne (as Jochen Haegele)
Barbara Ornellas Barbara Ornellas ... Femme autocar
Malik Bentalha Malik Bentalha ... Ami Cécile
Tiphaine Daviot Tiphaine Daviot ... Amie Cécile
Brigitte Böttrich Brigitte Böttrich ... Propriétaire B&B
Markus Baumeister Markus Baumeister ... Homme station-service
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Storyline

For travelers around the world, the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull is a downer. For Alain and Valerie, it's a catastrophe. For if they are to make it in time to the tiny Greek village where their daughter's wedding is taking place, the two divorcees have to swallow their pathological hatred for each other and hit the road together. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Comedy

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Albanian | Greek | English | German

Release Date:

2 October 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le volcan See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's events are set around a real-world event. From March to May, 2010 there were a series of eruptions in the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland (which was dormant since 1823.) Volcanic ash and electrical storms from the eruptions caused a lengthy air travel disruption in many areas of Europe. See more »

Goofs

The signs at the alleged "Ljubljana Airport" are in Dutch (Flemish) rather than Slovenian, indicating that the scenes were shot in Belgium. See more »


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Build Me Up Buttercup
Written by Mike d'Abo (as M. d'Abo) and Tony Macaulay (as T. Macaulay)
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NOT a story of a man who wakes up to find his scrotum missing!!! lol
6 April 2014 | by MagyarRoseSee all my reviews

Who is editing these film descriptions to allow such an idiotic statement? We almost did not watch this movie because of the false description of the subject.

This is a fun road movie, with lots of capers. A divorced, warring couple are headed to Greece for the marriage of their daughter. Though traveling on their own, they inevitably bump into one another.

Their bickering though amusing, is not always humorous, as it hits home to how badly people can devolve in the treatment of one another. But on the whole the films is a series of mishaps, bantering, betrayals, reconciliations, all along a madcap road trip.

The first obstacle which arises is the eruption of the volcano in Finland which causes planes to be grounded in Europe, and their plane, on the way to Athens, has to land in Germany. Luckily they can rent a Porsche for 4 thousand Euros, but the Porsche has a mishap and the couple meet up with all kinds of characters, ride a variety of vehicles, not all with wheels on the ground.

The film kept our attention and was entertaining as well as informative with its barbs at the human condition, as comedies are meant to do. If you like road films, and light hearted, intelligent, if not at times absurd, story, you will have fun with this as we did.


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