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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 ... 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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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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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)

Color:

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 »

Goofs

At around 01h48 when Pierre is giving is speech, the shades of the people are on the left, on the last shot, when the two guys are leaving, their shades are on the right side. See more »

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Young Hearts Run Free
Written by Dave Crawford
Performed by Candi Staton
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A sublte pleasure
19 August 2018 | by PropagandistSee all my reviews

This film is not necessarily fast paced, so it's not for people who have the habit of checking their phone during presentation. Some yokes are subtly prepared for quite some time, and are probably being missed, if attention wanders to what Niki or Ariana are up to these days. On the other hand this feature is a great pleasure for people with some patience. It shows a lot of respect and understanding for its characters, and even the annoying ones get their moments of greatness. Its humour is far away from embarrassing its protagonists, and the laughter stems from compassion not farts.


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