THE BIG HIT

  • Emmanuel Courcol
  • Fiction
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h47
  • Kad Merad
  • David Ayala
  • Lamine Cissokho
  • Sofian Khammes
  • Pierre Lotin
  • Wabinlé Nabié
  • Alexandre Medvedev
  • Saïd Benchnafa
  • Marina Hands (de la Comédie française)
  • Laurent Stocker (de la Comédie française)

Etienne, an often out of work but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s famous play Waiting for Godot. When he is allowed to take the colorful band of convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.

Each date is a new success and a unique relationship grows between this ad hoc group of actors and their director. But soon comes the final performance in Paris.
Will their last night together be the biggest hit of them all?

Screenplay
  • Emmanuel Courcol
Photography
  • Yann Maritaud
Sound
  • Pierre Gauthier
  • Sandy Notarianni
  • Niels Barletta
Set design
  • Rafael Mathé
Costumes
  • Christel Birot
Editing
  • Guerric Catala
Original score
  • Fred Avril
Production
  • Agat Films
  • Marc Bordure
  • Robert Guédiguian
Coproduction
  • Les Productions du Ch’timi
  • Dany Boon
Partners
  • Canal+
  • Ciné+
  • La Banque Postale Image 13
  • Manon 10
  • Cinéaxe
  • Cinémage 14
  • SG Image 2018
  • La Région Ile-de-France en partenariat avec le CNC
  • ACSE - Image de la Diversité
Distribution Memento Films Distribution
Theatrical release 01/09/2021
International seller MK2
Video editor Memento Films Distribution
Awards Best European Comedy at the European Film Awards 2020
Audience Award, Best Actor Award - Angoulême FF, France
Audience Award -Toulouse IFF (FIFIGROT), France
BeTV Award - Namur French FF (FIFF), Belgium
Audience Award, Youth Jury Award, Distribution Support Award -Tübingen Stuttgart French FF, Germany
Festivals Cannes 2020 Official Selection

Photos ©duchili.com ©Carole Bethuel