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C’est la vie!

Le Sens de la fête

Dir. Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, 2017, 117 min

With Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Eye Haidara

In French and Tamil with English subtitles

Max (Jean-Pierre Bacri), a wedding planner/caterer, must pull off a magnificent wedding in a 17th-century French château as the celebration and his personal life descend into chaos. He has hired his brigade of waiters, cooks, and dishwashers, advised the couple on a photographer, booked an orchestra, and arranged the decorations. All the ingredients have been brought together to ensure a grand success. But soon Max is dealing with missing staff, a former admirer of the bride, a demanding groom, a malfunctioning electrical system, a substitute DJ, and that’s not all. It’s also Max’s birthday, he’s recently separated from his wife, and his mistress is threatening to leave him. Hi-jinks ensue as Max and the staff scramble to keep the party going.

"This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp." – Hollywood Reporter

“It is a story of solidarity, overflowing with tenderness and humanity.” – Le Parisien

  • Year
  • Runtime
    117 minutes
  • Language
    French and Tamil with English subtitles
  • Country
    Canada, France, Belgium
  • Director
    Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano
  • Cast
    Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Eye Haidara