Directed by Guillaume Canet (Tell No One), Little White Lies stars François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, Valérie Bonneton and Pascale Arbillot.
Little White Lies, which premiered to rave reviews at the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival, will be released in the UK on April 15.
In a Parisian nightclub, party man Ludo (Dujardin) takes off late at night on his scooter, where he’s blindsided by a truck. Lying between life and death in the hospital, Ludo is visited by his band of longtime pals, who decide that the gruesome crash shouldn’t prevent them from embarking on their coveted summer holidays.
Prior to the trip, another major problem arises when one of the friends, chiropractor Vincent (Magimel), confesses his attraction to nervous-wreck restaurateur Max (Cluzet); their initial tête-à-tête is one of the film’s comic highlights. Both are married, and Max clearly isn’t game, so when they arrive later with their families at his pristine seaside cottage, tensions are sky-high. The group’s stress level is further goosed by pot-smoking rebel Marie (Cotillard), lovesick actor Eric (Lellouche) and the even more lovesick Antoine (Lafitte), all of whom are suffering from failed or failing relationships.