Les Vedettes, Le Bon Dieu 3, Superheroes in spite of himself, Revenge of the glittery shrimps … Discover our selection of the 20 most anticipated French comedies for 2022!
A few days before the start of the Alpe d’Huez Comedy Festival, focus on 20 French comedies expected in 2022.
Following on from franchises, remakes, but also a few sigantures like Quentin Dupieux, Michel Hazanavicius or Noémie Lvovsky, we are taking a tour of all kinds of comedies which should surge in the coming months.
Superhero in spite of himself
February 9 at the cinema – After Nicky Larson and the perfume of Cupid, which gathered 1.6 million spectators in 2019, Philippe Lacheau and his band are back in Super-heroes despite himself. The story follows Cédric, a struggling actor apprentice. The latter finally landed his first role in a superhero movie called Badman. One evening, while borrowing the filming car, he is the victim of an accident which causes him to lose his memory.
Upon awakening, dressed in his vigilante costume and surrounded by props from the film, he is convinced that he has become the character of the film with a perilous mission to accomplish. But it is not a hero and even less a superhero who wants … And even less Cédric.
Faithful to itself, the band at Fifi, composed of Julien Arruti, Tarek Boudali and Elodie Fontan, multiplies the gags and the delusional situations. Philippe Lacheau even summons the Marvel universe with references to Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor or Iron Man.
February 16 at the cinema – Five years after La Folle Histoire de Max et Léon, the Palmashow (David Marsais and Grégoire Ludig) returns to the cinema with Les Vedettes. The duo takes us this time to the world of TV games, a milieu they had already made fun of in their sketches. There will also be songs (and notably Florent Pagny, which might make you want to … “Sing”, as the trailer shows!). A comedy that promises gags, parodies … We say yes!
March 23 at the cinema – After the success of Les Invisibles (photo), Louis Julien Petit reunites with Audrey Lamy for his new comedy, La Brigade, which will take us behind the scenes of the restaurant business.
The story of Cathy, who dreams of running her own restaurant. But at forty, nothing went as planned and she found herself forced to accept a position as a canteen in a home for young migrants. His dream still seems to be fading… or not?
March 30 at the cinema – 6 years after My family already adores you, Jérôme Commandeur again goes behind the camera for an adventure comedy, Irréductible.
The film follows a ministerial inspector who is a little too zealous, and responsible for skimming the civil service, who will use all the means in her power … But Vincent Peltier, peaceful civil servant at Eaux et Forêts in Limoges, is not at all decided to give up his “guaranteed for life” job! The war of nerves has only just begun when it transfers it to the worst corners of France, up to the North Pole …
What have we all done to the good god
April 6 at the cinema – In Le Bon Dieu 3, we will celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of Claude and Marie Verneuil. For this occasion, their four daughters decide to organize a big surprise party in the family home of Chinon and to invite the parents of each of the sons-in-law there for a few days.
Claude and Marie will have to welcome the parents of Rachid, David, Chao and Charles under their roof: this “family” stay promises to be eventful. After the success of the second opus, which attracted 6.7 million spectators, the Verneuil family is back, more crazy than ever!
Still directed by Philippe De Chauveron, Le Bon Dieu 3 brings together Christian Clavier and Chantal Lauby, surrounded by Ary Abittan, Medi Sadoun, Frédéric Chau, Noom Diawara, Frédérique Bel, Emilie Caen, Elodie Fontan, Pascal Nzonzi and Salimata Kamate. Note that a new face joins the cast: that of Alice David, seen in particular in Babysitting. The character of Odile has indeed been replaced due to the unavailability of Julia Piaton.
Ducobu President! by Elie Semoun
April 6 at the cinema – Building on its success in theaters in 2020, the adventures of Ducobu continue: Elie Semoun shot a 4th part, after having gathered 1.5 million spectators at the cinema with Ducobu 3. The shooting took place during the summer of 2021. Nothing has yet filtered through the plot of this sequel, but the title gives a great clue … Ducobu President!
Revenge of the glittery shrimp
April 6 at the cinema – Released in May 2019, the first opus Les Crevettes pailletées was a great public success with nearly 580,000 spectators at the rendezvous, and the Prize …