Trop de bonheur
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.
Cédric Kahn started out as an assistant editor for Maurice Pialat’s Under the Sun of Satan and then directed his first short film Les Dernières Heures du millénaire in 1990. Two years later, his first feature film Bar des rails premiered at the Angers European First Film Festival and was then presented at the International Critic’s Week in Venice. He then received the Jean Vigo Prize with his next film Too Much Happiness in 1994 and the Louis-Delluc Prize with Boredom in 1998. In 2001, Roberto Succo was presented in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. He then directed Red Lights, which was presented at the Berlinale in 2004. In 2014, he won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián Film Festival for Wild Life and in 2018, his lead actor Anthony Bajon won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival for the film The Prayer. He is also an actor in many films.
Arlette Sophie Bertrand
Ismaël Ferroukhi, Cédric Kahn
Yann Dedet, Nathalie Hubert
PRODUCTION : IMA Films La Sept/Arte SFP Prouctions