The dynamic directorial duo behind 2011 smash The Intouchables – Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache – reunite for C’est la vie!, in which a wedding threatens to erupt into an utter nightmare for the party’s cantankerous planner, Max.
Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Max Angély (Jean-Pierre Bacri, for whom the role was penned) has enjoyed a celebrated career as a caterer and event organiser. Today, it’s all hands on deck for Pierre and Héléna’s nuptials in a breathtaking 17th-century French chateau.
As per usual, Max has everything precisely organised but, as the celebrations get underway, Murphy’s Law takes over, and his perfectly planned occasion risks disintegrating into a chaotic farce. Can Max and his team pull together to make Pierre and Héléna’s special day memorable for all the right reasons?
C'est la vie! is a carefully crafted, character-based rom-com loaded with witty zingers. A hypnotically jazzy soundtrack and top-notch ensemble cast – including Gilles Lellouche (The Connection) as the scene-stealing DJ James – seals the deal on what is shameless fun from go to whoa. (French with English subtitles)
"ANOTHER MAGICAL TRICK OUT OF THE HAT WITH A RUTHLESSLY-PLOTTED BREEZE OF ENSEMBLE GOOD HUMOUR." - Hollywood Reporter