Paul Château-Têtard (Philippe Katerine), a 45-year-old bachelor from the highest of Parisian nobility, has to – for the first time in his life – take the Metro, and even buy a ticket. It is with extraordinary luck that the young, beautiful Ava (Anaïs Demoustier) happens to be sitting at the counter: a spark ignites and wedding bells start to ring in the distance. However, Paul’s mother, “Queen” Adélaïde (Josiane Balasko), thinks little of the marriage and even less of Ava. While in her opinion an heir would be most welcome, a baby is nowhere to be seen – and where does this lowly lady spend her days to begin with? With cinematic wit, Antonin Peretjatko sets shady detectives to sniff out affairs. “Nobility” and “rabble” collide over serious matters in a film full of French charm and ironic slapstick.
Sat 13 Nov 8.45pm
The film will be preceded by a pre-recorded introduction by Josiane Balasko
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