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Summary: The setting is Spring 1936 ; a working-class district in the north of Paris. In the center of town there is a small square, a few shops, lopsided buildings, cobbled streets and the peeling façade of the neighborhood music hall, the Chansonia. In this blue-collar neighborhood, the triumphant election of the Popular Front government is greeted with enthusiasm and hopes for a brighter tomorrow, yet stirs up all kinds of extremism. Among the new government's promises is a law guaranteeing paid holidays for workers. In early May, three residents of the Faubourg – Pigoil, Milou, and Jacky – still sulk over the closing of the Chansonia four months ago. Supported by the locals who live to the rhythm of Monsieur TSF's radio, the three friends decide to take hold of their destiny by producing the "hit" musical the Chansonia has always needed. (Sony Pictures)
Runtime: 120 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and nudity, violence and brief language.
Production: France 2 Cinéma
Genres: Drama, Music
Countries: Germany, Czech Republic, France
Language: French
Home Release Date: Aug 11, 2009
Director Credit
Christophe Barratier Director
Writer Credit
Christophe Barratier Written By
Frank Thomas Original Idea
Jean-Michel Derenne Original Idea
Julien Rappeneau Dialogue
Pierre Philippe Dialogue
Reinhardt Wagner Original Idea
Principal Cast Credit
Clovis Cornillac Milou
Gérard Jugnot Pigoil
Kad Merad Jacky
Cast Credit
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu Galapiat
Christophe Kourotchkine Lebeaupin
Élisabeth Vitali Viviane
Eric Naggar Grevoul
Eric Prat Commissaire Tortil
François Morel Célestin
Julien Courbey Mondain
Marc Citti L'inspecteur Du Quai Des Orfèvres
Maxence Perrin Jojo
Nora Arnezeder Douce
Philippe du Janerand Triquet
Pierre Richard Monsieur TSF
Producer Credit
Jacques Perrin Producer
Nicolas Mauvernay Producer
Romain Le Grand Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: