Come What May (film)

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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.

Come What May
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Directed byChristian Carion
Produced byPhilip Boëffard
Christophe Rossignon
Written byChristian Carion
Andrew Bampfield
Laure Irrmann
StarringAugust Diehl
Olivier Gourmet
Mathilde Seigner
Matthew Rhys
Alice Isaaz
Jacques Bonnaffé
Music byEnnio Morricone
CinematographyPierre Cottereau
Edited byLaure Gardette
Nord Ouest films
Distributed byPathé
Release date
  • 10 October 2015 (2015-10-10) (Festival International du Film de Saint-Jean-de-Luz)
  • 4 November 2015 (2015-11-04)
Running time
114 minutes
LanguageFrench, German, English
Budget€15.2 million[1]
Box office$1.1 million[2]


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.



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


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
César Awards[3] Best Original Music Ennio Morricone Nominated


  1. ^ Les 10 plus gros budgets du cinéma français en 2015,, 1 February 2015
  2. ^ "En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  3. ^ "'Golden Years,' 'Marguerite,' 'Dheepan,' 'Mustang' Lead Cesar Nominations". Variety.

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