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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Max Angély
... Guy
... James
Vincent Macaigne ... Julien
Eye Haidara ... Adèle
... Josiane
Alban Ivanov ... Samy
... La mère de Pierre
Benjamin Lavernhe ... Pierre, le marié
... Héléna, la mariée
... Seb
... Patrice
Antoine Chappey ... Henri
Manmathan Basky ... Roshan
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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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 00:39:24, Pierre's mother is holding her phone in portrait orientation. On the next shot, she's holding it in landscape orientation. See more »

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Young Hearts Run Free
Written by Dave Crawford
Performed by Candi Staton
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A joyful parenthesis
17 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

"C'est la vie" is a hilarious movie, but also very french, which is both a great thing, as its humour captures very well some subtleties about the french, and a weakness, as some north-American critics may not appreciate these subtleties, as they aren't as "in your face" as often seen. But from a French pov, this is an absolute pleasure. First and foremost, Jean-Pierre Bacri does "du Bacri", and this from the onset. The laughs are loud, the control and pace perfect. From that point on, this great ensemble will carry the movie from surreal situations to absurd quid pro quo leaving the audience in tears from laughs and deeply satisfied. In days and age where everything is so serious, don't feel guilty to enjoy this joyful parenthesis.


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