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THE VERY VERY BIG COMPANY

by Pierre Jolivet

synopsis

On the one side is Naterris, a giant multinational agro-chemical company, with a turnover of €9bn. On the other side are Zaccharias, Mélanie, Denis and Kevin, an oyster-farmer, an accountant’s assistant, a restaurateur, a blue-collar worker... They are ordinary people. In between them is a lake polluted by Naterris, beside which these ordinary people live. After two years of bitter legal proceedings, Naterris is ordered to pay them a ridiculously small amount of compensation, even though they have lost everything. Unlike the other complainants who are willing to accept this meagre sum, these four decide to appeal the decision so that justice is "truly" done for them. But they only have 30 days in which to appeal and they absolutely must discover a new piece of evidence at the headquarters of Naterris, whose imposing skyscraper overlooks the square at La Défense. Mélanie, Zaccharias, Kevin and Denis thus decide to make the journey to Paris. Their mission isn’t impossible but promises to be... very, very difficult!

international title: The Very Very Big Company
original title: La Très Très Grande Entreprise
country: France
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Pierre Jolivet
film run: 102'
release date: BE 05/11/2008, FR 05/11/2008
screenplay: Pierre Jolivet, Simon Michaël
cast: Roschdy Zem, Jean-Paul Rouve, Marie Gillain, Adrien Jolivet, Arlette Thomas
film editing: Yves Deschamps, Charlotte Theilard
art director: Denis Renault
costumes designer: Jacqueline Bouchard
music: Manu Katché
producer: Charles Gassot
production: Produire à Paris, Pathé Films
distributor: Pathé Distribution
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