A little extra something: What illness does Sofian suffer from, whom Artus carried in his arms on the steps in Cannes?

A little extra something: What illness does Sofian suffer from, whom Artus carried in his arms on the steps in Cannes?
A little extra something: What illness does Sofian suffer from, whom Artus carried in his arms on the steps in Cannes?

Released on May 1, 2024, the comedy A little something extra reached 4.56 million admissions at the French box office one month later. A success which shows to what extent Artus’ bet, for whom this is his first feature film as a director, was won hands down. It makes people laugh and brings together the whole of France around a subject that has made more than one person cringe: that of disability. It is not premature to say that the film is a social phenomenon. One of the actors with a disability attracted a lot of attention during his visit to Cannes.

The team ofA little something extra caused a sensation at the Cannes Film Festival for climbing the steps to celebrate its success in theaters, a joyful troupe which put the super production team in the background the count of Monte Cristo. In Artus’ arms was actor Sofian Ribes, whom the comedian carried up the stairs to the Palais des Festivals. In Galawe learn that the actor suffers from ataxia-telangiectasia affecting his muscles as well as his balance.

More precisely and according to the Orphanet website, this rare disease is a hereditary disorder characterized by incoordination, capillary dilation and immunodeficiency which results in increased susceptibility to infections.

If some, like the Minister Delegate in charge of the Elderly and People with Disabilities, Fadila Khattabi, protested at the fact that it had to be carried because the journey was not suitable for people with reduced mobility, being in the arms d’Artus didn’t bother him. In GalaSofian Ribes explains: “He always carries me! And that moment was awesome.“He also had the honor of carrying the Olympic flame, a few weeks before the opening of the 2024 Olympics.


A little something extra
a film that moves the lines

Paris Match tells us that the popular comedy will be screened at the Elysée in front of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron. The opportunity for the film team to express their grievances to the Head of State about the inclusion of people with disabilities. The magazine, which featured a great range of actors on its cover, also won over a former employee with whom relations were not good: Valérie Trierweiler. François Hollande’s former partner tweeted: “Since I left Paris Match, I hadn’t applauded at the slightest cover. For this one a big YES!

What is the next step(s) for A little something extra?

A little something extra is making noise and could go from fiction to reality. “With Artus, we are considering launching holiday centers A little something extraconfided co-producer Thierry Wong to Parisian. Artus’ comedy is also popular in Belgian and Swiss theaters and highlights everyday life. At the Cannes Film Festival, she was the subject of “lots of requests, including remakes, for other countries“, assures Thierry Wong who does not rule out a sequel, even if this is not planned. The newspaper adds that Artus has already proposed several ideas for comedies, including one on the sexuality of the disabled.

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