• Publication date: June 3, 2012

Le grand appartement

A seventeen-member family uses clever legal maneuvers to prevent their eviction.

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2002

MBC 2:

January 12, 2013 04:45 (KSA) ~ January 12, 2013 03:45 (CLT)

In 1948 the French government enacted a law that forbade landlords from increasing their tenets' monthly rent.  This legal loophole enabled one family to reside in the same building for three generations straight, while paying the same fixed fee for five decades.

 

After numerous battles in court the building's owner, Charlotte Falingard (NoémieLvovsky) has hit a bureaucratic dead end.Meanwhile the family's patriarch, Francesca (LaetitiaCasta) attempts to holdthe seventeen member bohemian family together.  That proves difficult with a promiscuous husband, a pompous son who's a film student, a neurotic daughter, and a grandmother suffering from dementia. 

 

Starring:

 

  • LaëtitiaCasta
  • Mathieu Amalric
  • Pierre Arditi
  • NoémieLvovsky

 

Directed by: Pascal Thomas