The Year of the Shark, the summer comedy by twins Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma, unveils its sunny trailer and officially launches summer. After the moving Willy 1er and the very successful Teddy, the two promising filmmakers revisit, in their own way, a new popular figure in genre cinema and put their singular vision at the service of this highly cinematic creature. The shortcut is tempting, but L Year of the Shark is not a French remake of Jaws. If, as with Spielberg, there are no digital special effects but a shark created from scratch, the directors preferred to decline the recipe that made the success of their previous feature film by mixing moments of comedy, horrific sequences and societal subtext. Originally from the South-West, they called on locals and once again brought together professional actors – Marina Foïs, Kad Merad, Jean -Pascal Zadi and Christine Gautier, already present in the casting of Teddy – and non-professionals. Here is the official synopsis of The Year of the Shark: “Maja, a maritime policeman in the Landes, sees her worst nightmare come true: taking early retirement! Thierry, her husband, has already planned the camping place and the mobile home. But the disappearance of a holidaymaker puts the whole coast on alert: a shark is prowling the bay! Helped by her young colleagues Eugénie and Blaise, she jumps at the chance to offer herself one last mission…”The film is scheduled for theaters on August 3.
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