Title: C'est la vie...
Format : Feature
Original language : French (with some dialogue in English)
Genre: Comedy, Romance.
Copyright: SACD n°234092
Pitch : Jack, a 23-year-old Londoner spends a year among the Parisian bourgeoisie and wreaks havoc with his insolent, egotistical, self-destructive and utterly irresistible behavior.
Synopsis: We’ve all been there : staring at someone on the neighboring bus or train, wondering if in another life that person would be sitting next to us. Even if we wanted to meet that person, at that moment in time, it’s impossible, we may never cross paths again. The life we live is unique, but there is another one, non-lived, only fantasized about, that’s just as real only it never becomes reality. This dreamed life is the one that Jack attempts to enact with his every move. After moving from his native London to his wealthy cousins house in the bourgeois neighborhoods of Paris to complete his final year of law-school, Jack will change one by one the lives of those who he encounters with his unique personality. Obnoxious, provocateur, unpredictable, unbearable for some but completely irresistible to others, Jack merely leads his life according to a simple yet exciting principle: to do what he wants, when he wants, without care for what other people think of him and even if it would seem to be counter-productive. This will lead him to live an incredible year in Paris, where he create and destroy relationships, make friends and foes, experience the city lights as well as the those of prison cells, and forces everyone to wonder if he’s found the ideal recipe for leading a regret-free life.
Soundtrack (suggested in the screenplay)
- "Where is my mind ?" - The Pixies
- “Lady” - Modjo
- “This year’s love” - David Grey
- “Wild thing” - The Troggs
- “Rip this joint” - The Rolling Stones
- “Monkey man” - The Rolling Stones
- “I’m free” - The Rolling Stones
- “I wanna be your dog” - The Stooges
- “The Ostrich” - Steppenwolf
- “Mony Mony” - Tommy James & The Schondells
- “Girl” - The Beatles
- “You can’t always get what you want” - The Rolling Stones
- “Born to be wild” - Steppenwolf