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Le Grand Soir (French pronunciation: ​[lə ɡʁɑ̃ swaʁ]) is a 2012 French-Belgian comedy-drama film directed by Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[2][3] where it won the Special Jury Prize.[4] It won the Magritte Award for Best Costume Design.[5]

Le Grand Soir
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Directed byBenoît Delépine
Gustave de Kervern
Produced byJean-Pierre Guérin
André Logie
Written byBenoît Delépine
Gustave de Kervern
StarringBenoît Poelvoorde
Albert Dupontel
Music byLes Wampas
Brigitte Fontaine
CinematographyHugues Poulain
Edited byStéphane Elmadjian
Distributed byAd Vitam (France)
Release date
  • 22 May 2012 (2012-05-22) (Cannes)
  • 6 June 2012 (2012-06-06) (France)
Running time
92 minutes
Budget$3.8 million
Box office$2.9 million[1]


Not is a notorious punk while his brother Jean-Pierre leads a square life as a salesman. One day Not realises that his brother needs some support. Jean-Pierre struggles with his job and also fails when he tries to save his marriage. Not teaches his brother to survive after all.



  1. ^ "Le grand soir (2012)". JP Box Office. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  3. ^ "2012 Cannes Film Festival line-up announced!". Total Film. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  4. ^ Cannes (27 May 2012). "Awards 2012". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  5. ^ Leurquin, Anne-Sophie (2 February 2013). "Quatre Magritte pour " A perdre la raison "". Le Soir (in French). Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.

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