Artus’ film “A Little Something Extra” passes the million admissions mark, six days after its release

Artus’ film “A Little Something Extra” passes the million admissions mark, six days after its release
Artus’ film “A Little Something Extra” passes the million admissions mark, six days after its release
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David Koskas Artus’ film “A Little Something Extra” is a hit at the box office

David Koskas

Artus’ film “A Little Something Extra” is a hit at the box office

CINEMA – A big extra thing for Artus. The actor and comedian made a sensational entry at the box office with his film A little something extra. In less than a week, the French feature film has already attracted more than a million spectators to cinemas, as the director proudly pointed out on Instagram.

An impressive figure which confirms the first results obtained when it was released. On May 1, the film had the best start of the year, ahead of the gigantic Dune, part two by Denis Villeneuve and the animated film Kung Fu Panda 4 with the voice of Manu Payet.

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In the footsteps of the “Eighth Day”

A little something extra follows the destiny of a father and his son, La Fraise and Paulo, amateur robbers determined to rob a jewelry store. The characters of Clovis Cornillac and Artus have no other solution to escape the police than to get on the bus which takes a group of young people with mental disabilities to a summer camp, supervised by their educator played by Alice Belaïdi. Their plan is simple: Artus poses as a disabled person and his father as his educator.

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On the comedy poster, there are also around ten disabled amateur actors, thus avoiding caricature. A choice that Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano also made for the film Out of Standards For example.

The success of the film is good, it shows that people can live together » explained to AFP Sonia Ahehehinnou, vice-president of Unapei, the main association defending people with disabilities and their loved ones. She also highlights the importance of casting, where people with disabilities are actors in their own right, “ who show their ability in the profession “.

This success is reminiscent of that of the film The eighth day in 1996 with Daniel Auteuil and actor with Down syndrome Pascal Duquenne, which earned them both a share in the Best Actor prize at Cannes in 1996. It attracted more than 3.6 million spectators.

Winning bet for Artus

Artus (real name Victor-Artus Solaro) took his first steps as an actor in the role of agent Jonas Maury in The legends office. Since then, he has multiplied roles in comedies while continuing his career as a comedian. A little something extra is his first film behind the camera.

Before and since the film’s release in theaters, the actor and director has spoken several times about the difficulties he had in finding producers, wary of the idea of ​​filming a comedy about disability and all the more more with actors who themselves have a disability. On the set of What era on April 27, he addressed this issue.

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Consequence of the dazzling success of A little something extra, currently broadcast in 455 cinemas, its release will be expanded to meet demand, the distributor told AFP.

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