Pattaya: Did you notice this TV star who stars in the movie?

In Franck Gastambide’s comedy Pattaya, available on the Salto platform, a real PAF star makes an appearance in a parody sequence of… reality TV.

Four years after the success of his very first feature film The Kaira (the highest-grossing French film of 2012), Franck Gastambide came back, in front of and behind the camera with Pattayaavailable on the Salto platform. former dog trainer narrates the delirious odyssey of three young people from the suburbs in the Thai seaside resort Pattaya, favorite destination for suburban youth. It all starts when Franky (Franck Gastambide) and Krimo (Malik Bentalha) decide to leave the grayness of their city to go to Pattaya, where Krimo’s cousin has settled. To reach Asia at a lower cost, the two friends have the wonderful idea of ​​registering a dwarf from their bar of buildings in the world championship of Thai boxing for dwarfs, organized in his temple by the mysterious “Moroccan” (Gad Elmaleh), a former delinquent who became a fundamentalist Buddhist guru. “Kaïra” humor, the pastille followed by the film which revealed Franck Gastambide to the general public, is in power, based on clashes, humor referenced in the suburbs and scatological sequences. Despite the very cold reception he had received at the Alpe d’Huez Festival, Pattaya did more than The Kairawith 2 million admissions in France.

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A string of guests in Pattaya

The future creator of the hit series Valid offered to many guests to appear in Pattaya. “I like to wink and create little surprises with people that viewers don’t expect to see”he explained in the press kit. Sabrina Ouazani’s accomplice thus invited Fred Testot, comedian Booder, rappers Seth Gueko and Rim’K, as well as the famous host of Do not touch My TVCyril Hanouna. “These are people I get along with very well. Everything happened very naturally. I texted them and they said ok. It allows me to write scenes with references that a certain audience For example, in the film, Rim’K plays the manager of a hotel and he gives us room number 113… Fred Testot plays an airplane pilot, the same as the after-sales service on the shows. I imagined this scene, the captain, it had to be him. Who else?

Cyril Hanouna, obnoxious juror of a reality TV

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In the movie, Cyril Hanouna indeed appears in a sequence, sporting a long wig of the most beautiful effect. Little Lino’s dad came to play the particularly obnoxious juror of a reality TV show called “Fat Island, the island of fat people”. Krimo, the character played by Malik Bentalha, comes to audition to be recruited in this trashy parody of Koh Lanta. But not being big enough in the eyes of the jurors, the character of Cyril Hanouna summons him to clear, and does not frankly put the forms. Here is the sequence in question (from 1’10):

Pattaya: Did you notice this TV star who stars in the movie?