Marie-Hélène Thibault, Genevieve Schmidt, Léane Labrèche-Dor and Julie Ringuette
Ten years ago, to the days where she was the director of varieties at Radio-Canada, Dominique Chaloult dreamed of a grind quebec series sketches German Ladykracher, which has been the subject of an adaptation in France and Spain. With the adaptations of the series to flemish Benidorm Bastards and What if ?, become, respectively, the emission of hidden camera The hateful and the series sketches And if ?, Louis Morissette, KOTV, was the ideal producer to revamp the whole thing.
While the original series is rotated around a single actress, the German-born Montreal Anke Engelke, Louis Morissette wanted that beautiful set featuring a group of actresses. The happy elected Léane Labrèche-Dor, Julie Ringuette, Genevieve Schmidt and Marie-Hélène Thibault, who will partner Dominic Paquet, Peter Frederick, and Martin Vachon.
The producer wanted the series contains only sketches. Exit therefore the numbers of stand-up in front of public. For the purposes of the quebec version, it is barely half of the German texts that have been adapted. We also adjusted the level of the game.
“The game is bigger in the series in German, as it is often in comedies, the european, explains Louis Morissette. Even here, we tend to play big, so we wanted to descend, trusting to the texts, to situations. These are four girls who have a timing comedy of death, you don’t have to explain where are the jokes. They maximize everything they have. “
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While the original series is rotated around a single actor, Louis Morissette wished that “The beautiful” will feature a group of actresses.
“I liked the idea that it is women, that this is a humor very particular, between Like-me ! and The Appendices, ” says Dominique Chaloult. In the team of writers, led by Jean-François Léger (And if ?, My little woes), we also find Sonia Cordeau, Appendices.
As to the realization of the Beautiful, she was entrusted to Isabelle Garneau, director-coordinator, Mathieu Gadbois (Awesome) and François St-Amant (LOL :-)). “Isabelle Garneau, who is the director of Like me ! and with that I have been working since 20 years, really has an expertise in the humour, ” says the director general of ICI Radio-Canada Télé.
Feminist, not feminist, the only thing I would say is that there is a madness, a very good-natured, a quickdraw, a irreverence which was attributed often to men and women that one finds at these girls, and I think it’s ben fun. We have already seen mothers unworthy, bad friends, then they get even farther ; there is more restraint.
If Dominique Chaloult did not hesitate to call absurd humor Beautiful, Louis Morissette puts a caveat : “It’s a series of sketches irreverent a bit absurd, between the show in sketches the traditional and the absurdity of Like me ! ; I find that it is accessible and that the codes are very, very clear. “
Thus, in one of the sketches, which vary in length from thirty seconds to three minutes, a pregnant woman grabs the testicles of a colleague, who comes to seize him in the belly with both hands, and shouted, ” there is life in there ! “. In another scene, a man is unable to find the butter in an empty fridge. “Who cares about the mouth of the guy ben in the mass !” lance Louis Morissette. “What I find interesting is that there is a connection,” says Dominique Chaloult.
The series has fun also to reverse the shots. In one sketch, a man who is big in all of her clothes want his wife to cum completely of its shortcomings. Not wishing to debate the nature of feminist Magnificent, the head writer and producer of Simone is this : “a Feminist, not a feminist, the only thing I would say is that there is a madness, a very good-natured, a quickdraw, a irreverence which was attributed often to men and women that one finds at these girls, and I think it’s ben fun. We have already seen mothers unworthy, bad friends, then they get even farther ; there is more restraint. “
From Friday 8 January, at 21: 30, The beautiful land on the air waves by Radio-Canada Tv between Please do not send flowers, and Open the quotation marks, respectively, driven by Patrice L’écuyer and François Morency : “These are humours very different, stresses Dominique Chaloult, who seems confident that this time range. For this kind of show there, the spectators will look up the time slot. “In the case of a missed appointment, there will be the sketches on the social networks, multi-platform strategy requires.
Radio-Canada, Friday, 21: 30