While TF1 is broadcasting “Les Tuche 3” this evening, here is what we know about episode 4, the release of which has been postponed several times. While waiting to find this Christmas episode, here is what we know about the production and the plot of the film.
On the occasion of the broadcast of Tuche 3 this evening on TF1, focus on the sequel, expected at the cinema for Christmas 2021, precisely on December 8, 2021.
Les Tuche 4 has been slow to see the light of day, and its release has been postponed for a year due to the Covid. The film team, made up of Olivier Baroux for the direction, also for the co-writing with Philippe Mechelen, Julien Hervé, Nessim Chikhaoui and Jean-Paul Rouve, saw the tests follow one another, from his writing phase to his release from Christmas 2020 to Christmas 2021 therefore.
If the idea of setting the plot of the film at Christmas quickly gained unanimity, the “galleys“began at the start of writing.”We gave ourselves a framework from the start, that of Christmas“, situates Olivier Baroux, in the columns of our colleagues of First.
Frankly, the director of the saga adds: “we struggled a lot, a lot. Really. It was long and complicated. But fortunately besides, because if it was easy, I think that we would perhaps stop. So we wrote a V1, then a V2… We started over, rewrote… But in the end, we are very proud of it.. ”
Filming interrupted by confinement in March 2020
After this complicated departure, the team was not at the end of its surprises since – like many films whose shooting took place in the winter of 2020 – the shooting had to be suddenly stopped in reason for confinement.
“We said goodbye on Friday evening thinking we would see each other again on Monday, and on Sunday the email was leaving to say that everything was stopping, recalls Olivier Baroux in an article in World, published at the start of the March 2020 containment. With sixty people on set at all times, we couldn’t afford that risk. (…)
We talked a lot with (the producer) Richard Grandpierre, especially about the opportunity to shoot scenes requiring hundreds of extras. No one shook hands anymore, everyone had their own cup and the gel flowed freely. The concern on the set was palpable. “The shooting is therefore interrupted overnight, and a new rewrite will be necessary, precisely because of scenes providing for many extras.
“We had a lot (discussed) with Olivier Baroux to rewrite scenes, and deleting some“, has explained Jean-Paul Rouve (Jeff Tuche) in the show L’Equipée sauvage, on Europe 1, last April. “We had a lot of extras, like 100 people. It won’t be possible, so we’re rewriting. This is work.“
Filming therefore resumed in the summer of 2020, and the team made every effort to complete the film on time, with the objective of being ready for December 2020 and the end of year holidays, in order to stick to the mood of the film.
A postponed release due to the prolonged closure of cinemas
That was without counting on the prolonged closure of cinemas … If we add up all the date changes, Les Tuche 4 has changed … release dates 4 times!
In these new adventures, – after Monaco, the United States and the Elysée Palace, – the saga will therefore take the Christmas holidays and … the class struggle as a backdrop: Jeff resigns from the presidency and returns to Bouzolles with his family (for their greatest happiness). Cathy asks her for a unique gift: to reconnect with her sister Maguy, and her husband Jean-Yves with whom Jeff has been angry for 10 years.
Problem: during a lunch, Jeff and Jean-Yves once again find a subject of contention: CHRISTMAS. This family quarrel, which should never have left Bouzolles, will turn into a showdown between Mr. Tuche and a giant of Internet distribution …
Still directed by Olivier Baroux, this fourth opus will notably welcome Michel Blanc, François Berléand and Christian Clavier. The Tuche family will also be back in full: Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Nanty, Claire Nadeau, Sarah Stern, Pierre Lottin and Théo Fernandez.
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