The release of the fourth episode of Olivier Baroux’s comedy has been postponed to December 8, 2021. A difficult signal for those who hope for a quick reopening of dark rooms.
Umpteenth turnaround in the Tuche galaxy: the fourth installment of the saga has been postponed once again. Scheduled for last Christmas, postponed to February because of the health crisis, Olivier Baroux’s film is now scheduled for the end of 2021. Tuesday, the distributor Pathé announced that the band of “Tuche», With Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Nanty or Sarah Stern, should return to the dark rooms on December 8.
The previous sections have all been successful, peaking at 5.5 million admissions for the third episode in 2018. Suffice to say that the new adventures of the most famous family of Bouzolles are eagerly awaited by fans and the industry. cinematographic for the reopening of theaters. This time, Jeff, Cathy and their children will celebrate Christmas under very specific circumstances, against a backdrop of class struggle.
This new delay announcement is one more sign of the slump in which film distributors are plunged, deprived of any visibility on their future. Many feature films ready to be released are accumulating by the dozen, and professionals increasingly fear a huge traffic jam when reopening.
Small films or independents could be crushed by competition, while big productions each seek the most favorable window possible. Besides the Tuche 4, Gaumont has another promising film in his pocket, Eiffel by Martin Bourboulon with Romain Duris, currently scheduled for May 5.
Other large French productions have been postponed several times or are on hold due to the health situation, such as Aline by Valérie Lemercier inspired by the life of Celine Dion (November 2021 now), the first part of the film Kaamelott (no date announced) or OSS 117: Red alert in black Africa (April 14, 2021). It will also be necessary to reckon with the American blockbusters: the new Top Gun with Tom Cruise announced Monday its release in France for July 14.