Plus belle la vie

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Life's so sweet
Genre Soap opera
Theme music composer Maidi Roth
Country of origin France
Original language(s) French
No. of seasons 11
No. of episodes 2600 + 13 special
(as of 10 october 2014)
Executive producer(s) Hubert Besson , Telfrance
Location(s) Marseille, France
Running time 24 minutes
Original channel France 3
Picture format 16/9
Audio format stereo
Original run 30 August 2004 – present

Life's so sweet[1] is a 5-days-a-week French TV soap created by Magaly Richard-Serrano, Bénedicte Achard, Georges Desmouceaux, and Olivier Szulzynger, and produced by Hubert Besson, Michèle Podroznik, and François Charlent. On air since 30 August 2004, it currently goes out at 20.15 each Monday to Friday evening on France 3.

Reflecting the daily lives of the inhabitants of "le Mistral", an imaginary neighbourhood in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille, where wealthy families cross paths with the less than rich, two main types of storyline dominate, covering:

  • the day-to-day doings of the inhabitants of le Mistral, their troubles and triumphs, and the evolution of their love-lives and friendships;
  • the criminal intrigues in which certain residents of the neighbourhood are involved.

The series attracts an average audience of 5.3 million viewers with a 23.2% audience share each weekday evening.[2] On 17 November 2008, Life's so sweet received its highest-ever rating figure, with over 6.8 million viewers and a 24.9% audience share.[3]

Lætitia Milot candidate of Danse avec les stars (France season 4) as Mélanie Rinato

The original cast, presented in end credits order:

Actor Character Status
Colette Renard Rachel Lévy seasons 1 — 5
Cécilia Hornus Blanche Marci seasons 1 — present
Sylvie Flepp Mirta Torres seasons 1 — present
Hélène Médigue Charlotte Le Bihac seasons 1 — 5
Serge Dupire Vincent Chaumette seasons 1 — present
Michel Cordes Roland Marci seasons 1 — present
Thierry Ragueneau François Marci seasons 1 — 2 and 8
Pierre Martot Léo Castelli seasons 1 — 9
Rebecca Hampton Céline Frémont seasons 1 — present
Geoffrey Sauveaux Lucas Marci seasons 1 — 2
Dounia Coesens Johanna Marci seasons 1 — present
Ambroise Michel Rudy Torres seasons 1 — 9
Aurélie Vaneck Ninon Chaumette seasons 1 — 9
Sofiane Belmouden Malik Nassri seasons 1 — 4
Ibtissem Guerda Aïcha Djella season 1
Lætitia Milot Mélanie Rinato seasons 1 — present
Richard Guedj Charles-Henri Picmal seasons 1 — 2 and 7
Juliette Chêne Juliette Frémont seasons 1 — 4 and 8
Anne Décis Luna Torres seasons 1 — present
Alexandre Fabre Charles Frémont seasons 1 — present
Laurent Kérusoré Thomas Marci seasons 1 — present
Virgile Bayle Guillaume Lezerman seasons 1 — present
Thibaud Vaneck Nathan Lerzerman seasons 1 — present
Fabienne Carat Samia Nassri seasons 1 — present

Claire Lang "Maria noguerra" present


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