Come What May (2015)

Movie


Come What May (2015)
En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît (original title)

In may 1940, the German troops enter France. Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of a small village of Pas-de-Calais decide on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast. Among them, there is Paul, the village mayor. He led the group, seeks to maintain a minimum of order and republican spirit in this nomadic life. Mado, his wife, plays music trying to find the fragrance of those that took place in his coffee in the village. Suzanne, a young teacher, goes to meet to choose the least congested route. And she especially supports a small German boy, Max, 8 years old, whose father Hans was arrested after the declaration of war. During the Arras attack, residents are released from prison and abandoned in the deserted city. Hans managed to flee the city, accompanied by a Scottish officer, Percy, whose entire unit died under German bullets. These two will travel together. Hans seeking to recover his son who fled the ...
France
Belgium
IMDb  6.7 /10
Metacritic   45%
Creators
Director Christian Carion
Writer Christian Carion
Writer Laure Irrmann
Writer Andrew Bampfield
Information
Release Date2015-11-04
Runtime1h 54mins
GenreDrama, War
Content RatingR (Restricted)
Awards2 nominations.
CompanyNord-Ouest Films, Pathé, Artémis Productions
CountryFrance, Belgium
LanguageFrench, German, English
Joshio Marlon
Joshio Marlon
Max
Maman Pauline
Rose Lemaire
Rose Lemaire
Pauline
Simon Ferrante
Simon Ferrante
Epicier
Axelle Bossard
Axelle Bossard
Epicière
Capitaine français

Come What May (film)

Come What May (original title: En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît; also titled Darling Buds of May) is a 2015 French war drama film directed by Christian Carion. It stars August Diehl and Olivier Gourmet in lead roles, and was released on 4 November 2015. The film score was composed by Ennio Morricone.


Plot

On 10 May 1940, the German Army invades Belgium and France via the Ardennes.

Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of the small village in the Pas-de-Calais decide, on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast.

Among them, there is Paul, the village mayor. He leads the group, seeking to maintain a minimum of order and republican spirit in this nomadic life. Mado, his wife, plays music trying to find the fragrance of life when friends came to his coffee shop in the village.

Suzanne, a young teacher, goes to meet to choose the least congested route. And she especially supports a small German boy, Max, 8 years old, whose father Hans was arrested after the declaration of war.

During the Battle of Arras, residents are released from prison and abandoned in the deserted city. Hans manages to flee the city, accompanied by a Scottish officer, Percy, whose entire unit died under German bullets.

These two will travel together. Hans seeking to recover his son who fled the village, Percy hoping to reach the sea, and find a boat back to England.


Cast

  • August Diehl as Hans
  • Olivier Gourmet as Paul
  • Mathilde Seigner as Mado
  • Alice Isaaz as Suzanne
  • Matthew Rhys as Percy
  • Jacques Bonnaffé as Roger
  • Joshio Marlon as Max
  • Laurent Gerra as Albert

Production

En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît was produced by Nord Ouest films and Pathé.


Accolades

Award / Film FestivalCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
César AwardsBest Original MusicEnnio MorriconeNominated