Max has been a caterer for 30 years. He has organized hundreds of events, and is probably pretty close to throwing in the towel. Today there will be a magnificent reception in a 17th century château: one more wedding, Pierre and Helena’s.

As usual, Max has taken care of everything: recruited his wait staff, cooks, and dishwashers. He has recommended a photographer, reserved an orchestra, and arranged for the floral decorations: in short, all the ingredients to make the reception a success …
But in accordance with Murphy’s Law, all his planning will be upset, and everything will go wrong, turning every moment of joy and emotion into a disaster and ending in chaos.

From the earliest preparations to the crack of dawn, we will follow this evening from behind the scenes, from the point of view of his staff, who can count only on the one thing they have in common: knowing how to throw a good party.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache

Written by: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache

Produced by: Yann Zenou, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Sidonie Dumas

Cinematography: David Chizallet

Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri (Max), Jean-Paul Rouve (Guy), Gilles Lellouche (James), Vincent Macaigne (Julien), Eye Haidara (Adèle), Suzanne Clement (Josiane), Alban Ivanov (Samy)

Nominations and Awards

  • People's Choice Award 2018
  • European Comedy 2018