When Paris goes into lockdown during the pandemic, the residents of an apartment building must adjust to a new life – and to one another. They’re definitely a weird bunch: Martin, a hypochondriac who wears a scuba diving mask on the rare occasions he walks his dog; Tony, neighbour from hell and Covid-denier; Agathe, an aspiring singer who plays the same ‘pandemic anthem’ ad nauseum… the list of misfits goes on.
Meanwhile the doctor-cum-mad scientist at the medical centre downstairs is hell bent on being the first to find a cure for Covid – no matter the cost. You may worry it’s too soon to enjoy a Covid comedy, but this feels fresh and not at all contrived. It is both endearing and astutely observed.
Director: Dany Boon
Starring: Dany Boon, Liliane Rovère, Yvan Attal
From France Today magazine