CHRISTMAS & CO / Santa & Cie
North American Premiere | France | 2017 | Comedy | 95 min | In French with English subtitles
Directed by: Alain Chabat
Written by: Alain Chabat
Cinematography: Antoine Sanier
Film Editing: Grégoire Sivan
Original Score: Matthieu Gonet
Produced by: Ilan Goldman (Légende), Gaumont, Chez Wam, France 2 Cinema
Cast: Alain Chabat (Santa), Audrey Tautou (Wanda), Golshifteh Farahani (Amélie), Pio Marmaï (Thomas), Bruno Sanches (Magnus)
International Sales: Gaumont
Christmas Eve is right around the corner and nothing is going as planned. The 92,000 elves in Santa’s workshop all keel over and pass out, in one fell swoop! That’s quite a blow to Old Saint Nick. He has no choice but to hitch up the old reindeer and fly down to Earth, on the double, in search of a cure! But once he touches down in Paris, he’ll need to scare up some allies to help him save the day. The eminently-talented Alain Chabat brings this enchanting story to life — with all the sparkle, clever dialogue, stunning visual effects and heartfelt emotion it deserves — as writer, director and the most endearing Santa ever likely to grace the screen (and with talking reindeer, to boot!). This family charmer, which delighted French critics and audiences alike, has the potential to become a Gallic Wizard of Oz for the 21st century!
Alain Chabat | Actor/writer/director/producer Alain Chabat launched his career with the comedy group Les Nuls (“the dummies”), which he founded in 1987. The group’s TV series, Objectif: Nul, ran on the Canal+ cable channel for the next five years, garnering a cult following in France. Chabat has appeared in over 60 films as an actor, including Josiane Balasco’s international hit, French Twist (1995), and Agnes Jaoui’s The Taste of Others (2000). He has dubbed the French voice of the character Shrek for the entire Shrek franchise and is a four-time César-Award acting nominee. Chabat made his directorial debut with the uproarious Didier (1997), which was honored with the César Award for Best First Feature, and has starred in all of his own films, which include Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002); RRRrrr!!! (2004), and Sur la Piste du Marsupilami (2012).
In Association with: Gaumont
Label: All Audiences