They feared being caricatured, they laughed and are charmed. At the end of the press screening of "Wahou!", to which we invited them, Frédéric Teboul, boss of the network of real estate agencies Fredélion and Laure de Thiersant, agency director, do not hide their enthusiasm for the new film by Bruno Podalydès, in theaters this Wednesday.
"Obviously, there is a magnifying mirror effect, but it is very successful and well paced between the visits of the old house and those of the new apartment. We find ourselves in many situations. It's the first time that a film is really interested in our profession, "says the first.
Review of some scenes of the film lived: "As Oracio says: a customer who opens the cupboards and calls her husband, it's a good sign! ", points out Frédéric Teboul. "The visits to fifteen, I have known! Parents who criticize everything too, "smiles his colleague. The client who falls for the agent and the intern who uses an apartment for sale for a five to seven lovers apparently echo a reality.
"Not all agents drive Porsche Cayennes!"
The network boss bounces back on the scene where Eddy Mitchell gets angry with a potential buyer who wants to break everything to do work: "Once I had an owner who told me, talking about visitors: Get them out quickly, otherwise I'll get angry!" We try to make the visits without the presence of the sellers because it's emotionally hard to hear that we are going to break this or that wall. Afterwards, there are also some who do not realize the state of their apartment, "says Laure de Thiersant.
Read also"Wow!" by Bruno Podalydès: "I could have been a real estate agent"
Like Karin Viard in the film, they sometimes find themselves facing customers in tears: "It's often in the context of a separation. Despite the emotion, we try to have details to know what is the urgency of the sale, "says the professional. "It is essential to know people's context and project to best meet their expectations," notes Frédéric Teboul. It's a job where you have to have empathy. »
For the agents, this film takes a benevolent look at the profession while demystifying it: "Karin Viard makes a series of visits on a small scooter. Not all agents drive Porsche Cayennes. We must fight, points out the official. I also liked that the film shows the fragilities of the agents and behind the scenes."
"Wahou!", French comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Karin Viard, Bruno Podalydès, Sabine Azéma, Eddy Mitchell, Agnès Jaoui, Isabelle Candelier, Manu Payet... (1h30).