In spring 2010 the Icelandic volcano EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL erupted a cloud of ashes disrupting air traffic in almost all of Europe. Ill luck for tavellers, especially for Valérie and Alain, who are setting out on a flight from Paris to Athens to attend their daughter's marriage.
Double crap, indeed, as their plane has to put in an emergency stop at Munich and the two quarreling exes have to re-join forces:
While the rest of the travelling world is battling the consequences of the volcanic blurp, the relationship between Alain (Dany Boon) and Valeria (Valérie Bonneton) proofs even more explosive than the ineffable Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Divorced for 20 years, the only feeling left between those two is bottomless hate. But, like it or not, they have to team up to drive the 2,100 kilometers to Athens in the only remainging rental car - one that is already hotly fought over. What follows is a not so smooth road trip, during which a ludicrous war of the sexes unfolds…
What happens between Valérie and Alain while travelling the European motorways, can only be described as a flamingly funny exchange of blows, full of sputtering crosstalk that leads to some highly explosive situations.
EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL made the French charts directly after opening:
SquareOne Entertainment and Universum Film are more than pleased about EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL's successful kickoff in France: The more or less romantic comedy featuring main actor Dany Boon went straight to the top as best newcomer, taking first place on the list of French cinema charts, and has already lured more than half a milllion people to the theater.
EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL was produced by Quad Productions and German producer Film-Line Productions. They recruited Dany Boon, one of the recently most celebrated and best liked French actors, who adds his splendid mood and great motivation to the film. His counterpart, Valérie Bonneton, surely is on a level playing field with him. Together they stage a post-martial war à la Française - including beastly and typically French puns and stunning humour.
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