In the comedy “Bis”, Franck Dubosc and Kad Merad play two friends who find themselves propelled into the 1980s and offer themselves the possibility of changing their destiny. A very personal film for its director Dominique Farrugia.
Again: back to 1986
In February 2015, the comedy Bis released in French cinemas. This is Dominique Farrugia’s fifth film as a director. Carried by Kad Merad and Franck Dubosc, the film is experiencing a great success at the box office exceeding one and a half million spectators.
Éric and Patrice have been friends since high school. Over the years, each has taken a very different path: on the one hand, Eric, an unattached hedonist with multiple conquests, and on the other, Patrice, a “monogamous” family man with an orderly life. After a drunken evening, the two childhood friends find themselves transported back to 1986 when they were only 17 years old. This return to the past is the perfect opportunity to try to change the course of their lives. What are they going to do with this second chance?
A very personal film for Dominique Farrugia
During the promotion, director Dominique Farrugia confided in an interview to TV 7 Days why Bis was his most personal film:
Éric, it’s me: like him, I didn’t give a damn at school and my parents were both restaurant owners in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, where I spent my childhood and where the film was shot. The moving relationship that Eric has with his father (played by Gérard Darmon) is very close to the one that I had with mine. This comedy evokes in a beautiful way my parents. Alas, my dad died while promoting the movie, and my mom left four months after it came out. And, much to my regret, neither of them got to see it…
In addition, Dominique Farrugia had confided that the 80s were the period during which he had flourished the most.