Plot & Details
On the most fundamental level, the two neighboring French villages of Super-Charmoussey and Charmoussey couldn't possibly be more different: the former is an affluent, thriving ski resort town, the latter a village struggling financially - to such a degree that it seems barely able to stay afloat. For decades, the two villages have engaged in an intense and longstanding rivalry, with a perennial beauty contest between the towns; the lucky young winner, each year, automatically graduates to the Miss Franche-Comtr competition. For 22 years, Super-Charmoussey has won, hands-down, with its endless supply of gorgeous young European women who are primed and coached by outside professionals for maximum success. But this year, Charmoussey's mayor opts for a change in plan; longing to beat Super-Charmoussey at its own game, he summons village expatriate-turned-professional actor Franck (superstar Benoit Poelvoorde) to leave his Parisian home, move back into the community, and uncover the many secrets that Super-Charmoussey's citizens routinely use to give themselves a leg up.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 89min.
- Director(s): Patrice Leconte
- Starring: Benoît Poelvoorde , Olivia Bonamy , Jacque Mathou , Christian Charmetant , Béatrice Michel
- Themes: Lovers Reunited,Small-Town Life,Coming Home,Contests, Pageants and Competitions
- Tone: Goofy,Silly
- Keywords: beauty-pageant, coach, ex-girlfriend, rival, ski-resort, village
- Country of Origin: France (01-14-2009)
- Language: French