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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Trop de bonheur

Fortnight 1994, Feature film, 1 h 25

Synopsis

Expelled a few weeks from final high school exams, and condemned to take a technical certificate, Valérie wanders through the village with her best friend, Mathilde. They go for a swim in a nearby lake along with Kamel and his pal Didier. The four teenagers skim and spy on each other while the Midi sun beats down. Kamel has eyes only for Valérie, Mathilde has a crush on Didier. The group breaks up. The girls come across Brahim, Kamel’s elder brother, who drives around aimlessly with his friends Ahmed, Thierry and Solange. The girls are talked into the car to go dancing. Mathilde suggests they hold the party in her parent’s villa, as they are away. They are later joined by Kamel and Didier. On foot. intoxicated by music and alcohol, minds and bodies heat up. After a long night in the course of which new relationships open up, nothing will ever be the same.

Director

Cédric Kahn

He is an editor and a screenwriter. He made his first short film in 1990, Les Dernières Heures du millénaire. In 1991, he directed his first full length film Bar des rails. Trop de bonheur is his second feature film.

Arlette Sophie Bertrand
Caroline Trousselard
Didier Borga
Emmanuel Gautier
Estelle Perron
Jérôme Stephani
Laetitia Palermo
Malek Bechar
Naguime Bendidi
Roger Janody
Salah Bouchouareb
Stéphanie Vitikova

Screenplay
Ismaël Ferroukhi, Cédric Kahn

Image
Antoine Roch

Sound
Stéphane Thiébaut

Editing
Yann Dedet, Nathalie Hubert

Set decoration
Philippe Combastel

PRODUCTION : IMA Films La Sept/Arte SFP Prouctions