Comedy-drama released in France in October 2010, Little White Lies (aka Les petits mouchoirs) is brought today to American screens.
« Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his eco-friendly wife invite a merry group of friends to their beautiful beach house to celebrate Antoine’s birthday and kick-start the vacation. But, this year, before they all leave Paris, their buddy Ludo is hurt in a serious accident, which sets off a dramatic chain of reactions and emotional responses. The eagerly anticipated vacation leads each of the protagonists to raise the little veils that for years they have draped over what bothers and upsets them. Pretenses become increasingly hard to keep up. Until the moment when the truth finally catches up with them all… »
Guillaume Canet, the writer-director of the worldwide smash hit Tell No One (aka Ne le dis à personne), offers a movie about friendship that take the spectator into a whirlwind of feelings. The film succeeded the most in making you feel as though you were part of the group : you laugh when they laugh, and you cry when they cry.
Indeed, Canet brings together the top names from France’s current generation of actors, including Jean Dujardin (The Artist‘s Oscar winner), Marion Cotillard (La vie en rose‘s Oscar winner), Francois Cluzet (Tell no one, The Intouchables), and so on.
Finally, with its nostalgic soundtrack of classic hit songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone and others, Little White Lies is a finely observant eye on modern day relationships.