French box-office sensation Little White Lies is an ensemble dramatic comedy by Guillaume Canet (Tell No One), starring Academy Award winners Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) along with François Cluzet (Tell No One, The Intouchables) and Gilles Lellouche (Point Blank, Mesrine). Ludovic (Dujardin) is a central figure in a close-knit group of Parisian friends in the prime of life, each of whom has attained personal and professional success. But after leaving a nightclub in the early-morning hours, Ludo's life changes suddenly, tragically and irrevocably. As Ludo clings to life in an intensive care unit, his ex-girlfriend Marie (Cotillard) and his concerned friends half-heartedly embark on a shortened version of their planned annual summer getaway at Max's vacation home in Cap Ferrat in the southwest of France. But the sunny beachside idyll quickly turns to heated tensions and outbursts among old friends under pressure—and out come the petits mouchoirs, those little white lies that linger beneath the surface of every relationship. With its nostalgic soundtrack of classic hit songs from The Isley Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Nina Simone and others, Little White Lies is Mr. Canet's spin on The Big Chill, a generational statement on youthful frivolity giving way to middle-aged pleasures and sorrows. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

Director:

Guillaume Canet

Cast:

Jean Dujardin, Marion Cotillard, François Cluzet, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Laurent Lafitte, Valérie Bonneton, Pascale Arbillot

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

2hrs 34mins

Release Year:

2010

Country Of Origin:

France