Brief synopsis

He’s lived for too long off his parents. It’s time for 40-year-old slacker Jacques to get by on his own. One-time gigolo and a borderline bum, he knows what he wants – to become rich and famous. He even has a business plan: tourism combined with cheap plastic surgery. Jacques moves in with his older sister, Monique, who manages an Emmaus village in the south west of France. And before long, the smooth-talking chancer has convinced a group of workers to pool their meagre funds and set out on a trip to a clinic in Bulgaria, where all their dreams of a brighter and more beautiful future will all come true. If only…
(source: Wild Bunch)


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Jean DujardinJacques [L]
Yolande MoreauMonique [L]
Jo DahanManu, le menuisier [SR]
Lou CastelGrégory, le costaud [SR]
Jean-Benoît UgeuxVincent, le libraire [SR]
Jean-François LandonJean-François, le cuisinier [SR]
Jana BittnerovaBéatrice, la starlette [SR]
Elsa FoucaudCorinne, la timide [SR]
Marius BetramMario, l'italien [SR]


Production accountantMarie-Christine Février
1st ADGérard Bonnet
Director of photographyHugues Poulain
Costume designerAgnès Noden
DirectorGustave de Kervern
DirectorBenoît Delépine
Script supervisorCécile Rodolakis
EditorStéphane Elmadjian
GafferMichel Foropon
ProducerGustave de KervernNo Money Productions
ProducerBenoît DelépineNo Money Productions
ProducerMarc DujardinJD Prod
Production designerPhilippe Hournon 'Madphil'
Unit production managerPhilippe Godefroy
Unit managerJean-Baptiste Fauchard
ScreenwriterBenoît Delépine
ScreenwriterGustave de Kervern
Production sound mixerGuillaume Le Braz

Production companies

No Money Productions [fr]
JD Prod [fr]
Arte France Cinéma [fr]co-production
Hugar Prod [fr]co-production

Distributing companies

Ad Vitam [fr]Distribution France
Cinéart [be]Distribution Belgique
Praesens-Film AG [ch]Distribution Suisse
Wild Bunch [fr]World Sales


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Benoît Delépine2018Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême [fr]Avant-premièresNominated
Benoît Delépine2018Locarno Festival [ch]Piazza Grande - ClôtureNominated
Gustave de Kervern2018Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême [fr]Avant-premièresNominated
Gustave de Kervern2018Locarno Festival [ch]Piazza Grande - ClôtureNominated


2018FranceFestival du Film Francophone d'AngoulêmeAvant premières
2018SwitzerlandLocarno Film FestivalPiazza Grande - Clôture


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Thursday, 26/03/2020, 3.35 PMCiné+ Club
RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Monday, 09/03/2020, 8.50 PMCiné+ Club
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Monday, 24/06/2019, 8.50 PMCanal+ Cinéma


Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 03/10/2018