CORNER BISTRO (WORKING TITLE)

By Charles NEMES

EUROPACORP - as SALES

Comedy - Completed 2010

A day in the life of the offbeat inhabitants of a crazy Parisian neighborhood—anything that can go wrong will go wrong, but they have one chance to make it right!

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Director(s)
    • Charles NEMES
    • Writer(s)
    • Fred TESTOT, Lionel DUTEMPLE, Birgitte TANGUY, Sébastien FECHNER, Charles NEMES
    • Producer(s)
    • Source Films , Orly Films , Europacorp
    • Synopsis
    • Set in a typical Parisian quartier where life revolves around the local café, Corner Bistrot tells the story of one day's frantic preparations for an amateur cabaret evening. Bertrand organizes his friends into a troupe of novice performers to pay tribute to a homeless guy who died on their street. It's a great idea slowly but surely going horribly wrong. Jérémy, the chef and part-time magician, inadvertently deafens the sound-check man. Véronique, the vet's wife and apprentice diva, gets bitten by a dog during a fight with her husband. Sofia, another singer, has walked out on her partner, who tries to hang himself. The Meunier brothers, hardware store owners and aspiring mime artists, can't perform a single sketch without talking. To make matters worse, Fanny, the pancake chef sidelined from the lineup, tries to burn down the theatre.
      Suddenly, Manu, the wisecracking café-owner fast losing patience with the wannabe David Copperfields and Céline Dions, has a chance to save the day. But it might mean pulling on a dress and losing his feud with rival bar owner, Victor...
      Directed by Charles Nemes (Don't Die Too Hard!), Corner Bistrot was co-written by Lionel Dutemple, writer of award-winning cult comedy show Les Guignols, and Fred Testot (You'll Miss Me, The Whistler), one half of hit comedy double-act Omar & Fred. Fred Testot also stars in the movie alongside real-life crooner Eddy Mitchell, Bruno Solo (Park Benches, Would I Lie to You?) and drop-dead gorgeous Frédérique Bel (Adèle Blanc-Sec, Russian Dolls). Corner Bistrot is a fizzing snapshot of the Paris the tourists never see, where the crazy and cranky co-habit in a funny and moving maelstrom of good intentions, hopes and dreams.
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