Serial (Bad) Weddings

A French Catholic couple sees their life get turned upside-down when their four daughters get married to men of different nationalities and religions.

Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu?
France 2014
97 min.

Claude and Marie Verneuil are provincial lovers of good old France by birth, strong believing Catholics, and among the respected citizens of their neighborhood. They also have four daughters, Isabelle, Odile and Ségolène, and Laure. In bringing them up, they have always tried to apply rather conservative methods and tried to instil the right values in them – theirs, that is. However, today's times confront the Verneuils with many things that are definitely not to their liking, such as multiculturalism, religious tolerance and similar contemporary fictions. Yet the Verneuils almost always force themselves to understand these changes, even though they often set them up for difficult trials in life. And so, too, they have had to swallow three weddings in succession that were certainly not to their ideal liking. For the first daughter marries a Muslim, the second a Jew, and the third marries a Chinese. Then try to imagine what a big family reunion at Christmas looks like with this line-up. Their only and last hope of a „real“ church wedding is with their youngest daughter who, hallelujah, has met Charles, a proper Catholic. But…

The film contains only the Czech dubbed version.

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Director: Philippe de Chauveron
Screenplay: Philippe de Chauveron, Guy Laurent
Cinematography: Vincent Mathias
Music: Marc Chouarain
Sound: Michel Kharat, Williams Schmit, Serge Rouquairol
Editing: Sandro Lavezzi
Production Design: François Emmanuelli
Producer: Romain Rojtman
Costumes: Eve-Marie Arnault
Cast: Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan, Medi Sadoun, Frédéric Chau, Noom Diawara, Frédérique Bel, Julia Piaton, Emilie Caen, Elodie Fontan, Pascal Nzonzi, Salimata Kamate, Tatiana Rojo