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A Difficult Year

A Difficult Year

A Difficult Year

Dir. Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
120 min

Albert and Bruno are debt-ridden friends always looking for ways to cadge free stuff. One day they stumble on an environmental activist group offering free food and brews, and they slip in, and immediately sense a way to scam these true believers.

Albert and Bruno’s hearts are in the right place–after all, they’ve decided to join a support group to help compulsive spenders, and maybe, just maybe, they’ll finally get a grip on their money. Too bad next door is a group of passionate environmentalists who believe they can change the world, whose beer and snacks tempt our heroes away from help and into what might just be a perfect con for them–who’s better to fleece than a bunch of true believers? This crazy comedy comes to us from filmmakers Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, whose The Intouchables opened the 2012 MSPIFF.

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 120 min
Country/Region: France
Language: French
Print Source: Gaumont
Tags: Comedy, Dramedy, Environmental, Francophone, Politics


Director: Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Executive Producer: Hervé Ruet
Producer: Elise Luguern, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky
Cinematographer: Mélodie Préel
Screenwriter: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Editor: Dorian Rigal-Ansous
Principal Cast: Pio Marmaï, Jonathan Cohen, Noémie Merlant, Mathieu Amalric, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Luàna Bajrami, Sandrine Briard