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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.

Writers:

Olivier Nakache (screenplay), Éric Toledano (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Max Angély
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Guy
Gilles Lellouche ... James
Vincent Macaigne ... Julien
Eye Haidara ... Adèle
Suzanne Clément ... Josiane
Alban Ivanov Alban Ivanov ... Samy
Hélène Vincent ... La mère de Pierre
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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Storyline

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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Trivia

French visa # 144002. See more »

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One server is bearded while another one, at the beginning, had to shave because no waiters were to be bearded. See more »

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Referenced in No Rhapsody (2018) See more »

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Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
Performed by Boys Town Gang
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A joyful parenthesis
17 September 2017 | by laurent-milotSee 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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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:

EUR14,850,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,764,243
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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