Film Review: C’EST LA VIE (LE SENS DE LA FETE) (France 2017) ***

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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.

Writers:

Olivier Nakache (screenplay), Éric Toledano (screenplay)

Directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano can best be remembered for their bubbly comedy LES UNTOUCHABLES, which ended up one of the mot successful of French comedies. 

The target this time is an extravagant wedding at a chateau where all the servers have (and forced to wear) valet costumes including white wigs.  The story is told from the point of view of the the wedding caterer manager, Max (Jean Pierre Bacri) a battle-weary veteran of the wedding-planning racket.  He is clearly a working class Frenchman who works in an upper-class environment.  This is evident in the film’s…

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