POOR US

PAUVRES DE NOUS

By Hervé HIOLLE

HAPPY MOON PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Comedy - Development 2021

Poor of us! describes the journey of an arrogant senior manager who smiles at everything. He plays with fire to obtain a prestigious position, and learns one morning that he is dismissed on the spot. It will end on the sidewalk. But this look at the street world will be unexpected and offbeat, to an

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hervé HIOLLE
    • Writer(s)
    • Hervé HIOLLE, Manuel VERLANGE
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean-Luc VAN DAMME (HAPPY MOON PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • Manuel is a senior manager in a multinational company. Devoured by ambition, arrogant, frantic individualist, he sought from the beginning of history to eliminate a colleague and "friend", in order to seize a prestigious position. He fails and is dismissed with immediate effect.
      In shock, he hides the reality from Ysaline, his wife, a great bourgeois, unwinding a gentle schizophrenia between shopping and volunteer activities at Secours Populaire. Manuel descends the slope at breakneck speed, lying, selling his goods, turning pathetic.
      Happened by the precipice, it makes exit of road on exit of road. He is confronted with the refusal of his banker to whom he asked for a loan, and the ushers, greedy, disembark in his apartment.
      Frightened, Ysaline takes refuge with her brother Bart and her sister-in-law, Monique, in their luxurious villa in upscale neighborhoods.
      In the street, Manuel meets a flamboyant tramp, Pierrot. The two men had dated each other in their youth. They (be) friends. Pierrot takes Manuel under his wing. He introduces him to the knowledge of life on the street. He introduced her to the main figures in the neighborhood. Former professor of philosophy, Pierrot is a sort of prince of a modern court of miracles. He "organizes" the street, welcomes the new homeless, receives complaints. The former senior manager, Manuel, opens up to the others, profoundly changing his gaze. One evening, he finds Ysaline, during a soup kitchen.
      Manuel is invited by Ysaline to join her at Monique and Bart's. The confrontation with this bourgeois world is electric. An event precipitated the departure of Ysaline and Manuel, the savage assassination of Pierrot under a carriage door.
      Ysaline and Manuel find themselves on the sidewalk. They deal with the homeless, more and more numerous, because of the growing precariousness. They continue the work of Pierrot. Manuel brings together newcomers from the street, who come from all walks of life. We are witnessing a form of redemption of the character. It becomes deeply touching, warm. And while the spectator falls in love with a manual that is being rebuilt, ideas germinate in the mind of the character ... The establishment of tents for homeless people in the parks, and especially the establishment of a building of mailboxes, allowing street people to have an address to receive mail. Manuel contacts an influential communications advisor, Pierre Rose-Defreigne. The latter, attracted by the scale of the movement, had already approached Pierrot, but had been turned away. Manuel then begins with him a fundamental work which will lead to a totally unexpected situation ...