Little White Lies

One might have thought that if your good friend was involved in a near fatal accident that visiting him in intensive care would rank slightly higher than going off on holiday. Not for this bunch of self obsessed 30 somethings. Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, invites a group of friends to his beach house on the idyllic French coast. This year, whilst one of their number lies on his deathbed, the rest all figure it would be a waste to miss out on all the fun by sticking by him.

Arriving at the beach house all is beautiful, the people, the place, the food, the wine. Slowly, however, the hairline cracks start to appear. Each character is not quite what they seem. Each glossy exterior hides something. As the layers of pretense are peeled away, the characters and their fragile relationships start to disintegrate.

The power of this film lies in the phenomenal acting, each character is beautifully played with not a dud amongst them. Despite their flaws you’re lured into loving each one of them. This is the kind of film that the French do best, they really get all this emotional relationship stuff. I defy even the most hardened heart not to have a tiny tear in their eye at certain points. Great film about life today and the tangled little webs we all weave. In French with English subtitles.

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