Year: 2008
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Clovis Cornillac, Maxence Perrin, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gerard Jugnot, Kad Merad, Pierre Richard, Francois Morel, Elisabeth Vitali
Director: Christophe Barratier
Countries: France / Germany / Czech Republic
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 120 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some sexuality and nudity, violence and brief language
USA Release Date: 3 April 2009 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 26 January 2009 (Limited Release - West London, Cine Lumiere, South Kensington)


Set in northeastern part of Paris, in a place that everyone just calls Faubourg, the story takes place between December 1935 and July 1936.

As a left wing government is elected is the spring election, the mood is buoyant with wild new hopes but also sees an increase in extremist ideas.

When three unemployed workers occupy The Chansonia, the music hall where they used to work, the stage is set as they ambitiously decide to produce a "hit show" with support from the locals.