The meaning of the party: is this film inspired by a true story?

On the occasion of the broadcast of the film Le sens de la fête on Sunday November 20, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on TF1, Télé Star reveals whether the scenario for this comedy is based on a story that really happened or not.

Released in cinemas in 2017, the film entitled The meaning of the party, worn by Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne and Alban Ivanovwill be rebroadcast on Sunday November 20, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on TF1. Rdirected by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledanothis feature film was born in the rather heavy context of the year 2015. The filmmakers Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache wanted at that time to move towards something more festive, and to make people laugh while describing the failings of today’s society. This desire was born in parallel with that of offering a main role to Jean-Pierre Bacri.

More anecdotally, I must also say that the idea of ​​a film is often born on the set of the previous one because emulation brings out ideas. However, the first scene of Samba took place in a wedding: a long sequence shot took us from the room to the backstage. It was a good summary of what we wanted to do“, underlined Olivier Nakache. To achieve The meaning of the party, the two filmmakers began by gathering their memories. In their early days, they worked together a whole bunch of odd jobs in the middle of the party to finance their short films, including that of waiter in weddings.

The meaning of the party: a film that required a lot of rehearsals for the actors

So we had lived behind the scenes, felt the pressure of this profession and gleaned many anecdotes on the subject. But while writing, we wanted to dive back into today’s server brigades, to see how all these people work behind the scenes to make events extraordinary. It was during these wanderings that we began to draw our characterss“, explained Olivier Nakache.

To film the brigade, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache did a lot of rehearsals and set-ups. “The risk, when you tell a story that takes place over an evening and in a specific place, is that it becomes too theatrical. To avoid this, we had to find, in the same property, varied decors with a lot of circulation. Thus the camera is never static, and its movements bring an energy, a tension that runs until the end of the evening“, specified Eric Toledano.

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