Chicago European Union Film Festival: LIFE FOR REAL


THEATER 1 Sun, Mar 10 3:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Belgium
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dany Boon
Cast:Dany Boon
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Kad Merad
Caroline Anglade
Maxime Gasteuil
Screenwriter:Dany Boon


Charlotte Gainsbourg shines in this charming Belgian-French co-production from comedian Dany Boon (DRIVING MADELEINE). Boon stars as Tridan, a commitment phobe who has spent his life at Club Med, living a life of leisure and trapped in a state of arrested development. Now, at 50 years old, he is determined to find, 42 years later, his great childhood love, Violette. When he enlists his half brother, Louis, to help him find her, Louise asks his friend Roxane (Gainsbourg) to pretend to be Violette, and to break Tridan’s heart so that Louis can be rid of his nuisance of a pseudo sibling. Delightfully, things do not go as anyone plans.