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C'est la vie! (Le Sens de la fête)

Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache

  • 15

  • 117 mins

  • 2017

  • France, Belgium, Canada

  • French, Tamil (English Subtitles)

Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne

  • Director of Photography: David Chizallet

  • Editor: Dorian Rigal-Ansous

  • Produced by: Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

  • Music: Avishai Cohen

  • Screenplay by: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

  • Production Designer: Nicolas de Boiscuillé

  • Sound Production: Pascal Armant, Selim Azzazi, Jean-Paul Hurier

Director Bio

Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache

Director Bio

Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache are the directors of Let’s Be Friends (2005), Those Happy Days (2006), Samba (2014) and Intouchables (2011), a phenomenal commercial and critical success both in France and abroad. The film received multiple awards, including Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. C’est la vie! (2017) was selected at film festivals internationally, including TIFF and San Sebastián, and received ten César nominations.


Co-directors and screenwriters Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache gained appropriate attention thanks to their sublime film Intouchables (2011). With C’est la vie! they tell the delightfully sprawling story of a day in the life of an ageing Parisian wedding caterer (beautifully played by Jean-Pierre Bacri) driven to frustrated distraction as a complex wedding in a 17th-century chateau unravels. This is a sophisticated ensemble comedy with a broad multi-ethnic and multi-generational cast, all driven by a breezy score (just like Intouchables) that delivers real, irreverent pleasure.



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