by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Country: France
Year: 2023
Duration: 118'

Albert and Bruno are in the red, compulsive consumers, over-indebted, they live between petty schemes for one and a personal life adrift for the other. It is in the associative path, which they both take to get their heads above water, that they will come across young rebellious activists, climate alarmists, lovers of social justice and eco-responsibility. More attracted by beer and free crisps than by their arguments, Albert and Bruno will gradually integrate the movement without conviction, if not that of taking advantage of each action and each rebellion to schem and profit from it…


film director

Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache

Éric Toledano (Paris, France, 1971) and Olivier Nakache (Suresnes, Frane, 1973) are a french filmmaker duo. Toledano earned a Bachelor's degree in Literature from the University of Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, and in 1995, he completed a Master's degree in Political Science at the Sorbonne, specializing in Political Sociology. Nakache attended Paul-Langevin High School in Suresnes. They directed their first short film in 1995, titled Le Jour et la nuit. Their debut feature film, Let’s Be Friend, was released in 2005. In 2011, they achieved international success with the comedy Intouchables, starring Omar Sy and François Cluzet, followed by Samba in 2014, C'est la vie in 2017, and The Specials in 2019. In 2023, they directed A Difficult Year, which was screened at the Toronto Film Festival.


Le Jour et la Nuit (cm, 1995), Les Petits Souliers (cm, 1999), La Part de l’ombre (2000), Ces jours heureux (cm, 2002), Je préfère qu’on reste amis (2005), Nos jours heureux (Primi amori, primi vizi, primi baci, 2006), Tellement proches (Troppo amici, 2009), Intouchables (Quasi amici – Intouchables, 2011), Samba (id., 2014), On devrait en faire un film (cm, 2015), Le sens de la fête (C’esta la vie – Prendila come viene, 2017), Hors normes (The Specials – Fuori dal comune, 2019), En thérapie (serie tv, 2021-2022), Une année difficile (Un anno difficile, 2023).


film director

“This subject has interested us for some time. It tells a story about mimetic desire, about the voracity of credit institutions that push many people into the red and below the waterline. We delved deeper to understand all the steps, sometimes long and laborious, leading to the possible debt relief through the Banque de France... On the other hand, who are these new environmental activists? And, above all, these female activists, because during our research, it was often the determined and spirited girls who left the strongest impression on us.”


& Credits

DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY: Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mélodie Preel. EDITING: Dorian Rigal-Ansous. PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mila Preli. COSTUME DESIGN: Isabelle Pannetier. MUSIC: Grandbrothers. SOUND: Pascal Armant, Sélim Azzazi, Jean-Paul Hurier. CAST: Pio Marmaï, Jonathan Cohen, Noémie Merlant, Mathieu Amalric, Grégoire Laprince-Ringuet, Luàna Bajrami, Sandrine Briard. PRODUCERS: Nicolas Duval Adassovsky. PRODUCTION: Quad, Ten Cinema.

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