A few days before his wedding, a young man has to make unexpected decisions, face to face with his fleeting fiancée, the girl he just met, his mother, sister, his unintelligible in-laws, his pals and even the workers in his flat… Marriage or passionate love, family past or marital future, balloons or no balloons, flower petals or sugar almonds… How can he cope with such crucial issues? [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]
It is April 1974 and Julie Dujonc-Renens, young feminist journalist and the cunning Joseph-Marie Cauvin, leading reporter for the Swiss radio, have been sent to Portugal to investigate Switzerland’s aid to poor countries. Sparks fly during the bus trip with Bob, sound engineer approaching retirement. The projects financed by Switzerland prove to be calamitous and the workers’ revolution that suddenly breaks out doesn’t help, obliging our heroes to disregard first the radio’s management, and then their own codes of conduct.