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C'est la vie! (Le Sens de la fête) by Éric Toledano & Olivier Nakache

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Presented as part of the Online Bastille Day Ireland celebration by the French Embassy in Ireland and the Alliance Française network in association with French Friday and Dublin.

From the directors of French hit 'The Intouchables' and featuring a fine cast led by beloved French actor Jean-Pierre Bacri, this witty comedy is about a chaotic wedding party set in a beautiful 17th century French château.


Max has been a caterer for 30 years. He has organized hundreds of events, and is probably pretty close to throwing in the towel. Today there will be a magnificent reception in a 17th century château: one more wedding, Pierre and Helena’s. As usual, Max has taken care of everything: recruited his wait staff, cooks, and dishwashers. He has recommended a photographer, reserved an orchestra, and arranged for the floral decorations: in short, all the ingredients to make the reception a success… But in accordance with Murphy’s Law, all his planning will be upset, and everything will go wrong, turning every moment of joy and emotion into a disaster and ending in chaos. From the earliest preparations to the crack of dawn, we will follow this evening from behind the scenes, from the point of view of his staff, who can count only on the one thing they have in common: knowing how to throw a good party.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    117 minutes
  • Language
    French with English subtitles
  • Country
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  • Director
    Éric Toledano & Olivier Nakache
  • Cast
    Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Eyé Haidara, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne