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That’s a wrap for Nakache and Toledano’s C’est la vie

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- The duo responsible for The Intouchables is set to finish principal photography for their sixth feature, an ensemble film produced by Quad Films and sold by Gaumont

That’s a wrap for Nakache and Toledano’s C’est la vie
Directors Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano (© Julien Weber)

The final clapperboard is set to slam in the Paris region this week for the latest Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano project, C’est la vie. It will be the sixth feature by the directorial duo who brought us Let’s Be Friends (2005), Those Happy Days [+see also:
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(2006), So Happy Together [+see also:
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(2009), The Intouchables [+see also:
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(nominated for the 2013 Golden Globe for Best Foreign-language Film, and which earned more than €313 million in receipts around the world) and Samba [+see also:
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(3.15 million admissions in France in 2014).

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The cast for this new opus features Jean-Pierre Bacri (a five-time nominee for the César Award for Best Actor, notably for his roles in The Taste of Others in 2001, Feelings in 2004 and The Very Private Life of Mister Sim [+see also:
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in 2016), Gilles Lellouche (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in Little White Lies [+see also:
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, and who was at the top of his game in The Connection [+see also:
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and The Clearstream Affair [+see also:
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), Jean-Paul Rouve (Sans arme, ni haine, ni violence [+see also:
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; Nobody Else But You [+see also:
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; Les Tuche 1 [+see also:
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and 2 [+see also:
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), Hélène Vincent (nominated for the 2013 César for Best Actress for her performance in A Few Hours of Spring [+see also:
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), Canadian actress Suzanne Clément (Best Actress in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2012 for her role in Laurence Anyways [+see also:
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and equally adored for her role in Mommy), Benjamin Lavernhe, Judith Chemla, William Lebghil and Yves Heck.

Penned by both directors, the screenplay takes place at Pierre and Helena’s wedding reception, looking at it from the behind-the-scenes perspectives of several characters: the caterer, the photographer, the DJ-MC-singer, the cooks, a brigade of waitstaff and so on.

Produced by Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou and Nicolas Duval Adassovsky for Quad Films, and by Ten Films (the filmmakers’ company), C’est la vie is being co-produced by TF1 Films Productions as well as Gaumont (which will also be in charge of its domestic distribution and international sales). The nine-week shoot unspooled in the Paris region, near Fontainebleau, with David Chizallet (nominated for the 2016 César Awards for Mustang [+see also:
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, while also winning the Lumière Award for that same film, Les Anarchistes [+see also:
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and I Am a Soldier [+see also:
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) serving as DoP.

(Translated from French)

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