In What have we all done to God?, released this Wednesday, the family grows! Who are the new characters in the saga? Roundup of actors and actresses to join the hit sitcom.
Little by little, the family is growing! For the third part of the adventures of the “Good God”, place the in-laws. If we already knew the parents of Charles Koffi (Noom Diawara) in a couple with Laure (Elodie Fontan), the first two films had not yet given us the opportunity to meet the parents of Chao Ling (Frédéric Chau) in a couple with Ségolène. (Emilie Caen), David Bénichou (Ary Abittan) in a couple with Odile (Alice David / Julia Piaton in parts 1 and 2), and Rachid Benassem (Medi Sadoun) in a couple with Isabelle (Frédérique Bel). Now it’s done. Discover the new characters in the saga, with the added bonus of two other faces.
What did we all do to God was released this Wednesday in theaters, still with Christian Clavier and Chantal Lauby in the role of the Verneuil parents.
The Pitch: It’s nearly 40 years of marriage for Claude and Marie Verneuil. For this occasion, his four daughters decide to organize a big surprise party at the family home in Chinon and invite the parents of each of the sons-in-law there for a few days. Claude and Marie will have to welcome Rachid’s parents, David, Chao and Charles under their roof: this “family” stay promises to be eventful.
Li Heling plays Xhu Ling, the mother of Chao (Frédéric Chau)
The actress has the particularity of having played on several occasions with the person who plays her son in the Good God saga. She was one of the main actresses in Un pas vers elle, a short film directed by Frédéric Chau in 2016. She is also one of the headliners in Made in China, co-written by Frédéric Chau and directed by Julien Abraham, where she was already associated with Bing Yin , her husband in Le Bon Dieu 3.
We also saw her in the credits of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s A Screaming Man (2009) or Nicolas Benamou’s Oil on Fire (2011).
Bing Yin plays Dong Lin, Chao’s father (Frederic Chau)
His most prominent role: he is the headliner of Made in China along with Frédéric Chau and Medi Sadoun.
Bing Yin, born in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in central China, 700 km south of Beijing, is a ball boy. He is the son of a famous actress throughout the country and the director of a regional entertainment agency. In 1990, at the age of 28, Bing Yin arrives in France.
After various jobs on television (Commissaire Cordier, Police District, PJ, etc.), he was hired in the international production From Paris with love alongside John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, and piloted by Luc Besson. He then continues with the second volume of the adventures of OSS 117: Rio no longer answers, with Jean Dujardin. Between his roles, Jean-Pierre Mocky claimed him for Calomnie and Le Mystère des jonquilles.
Farida Ouchani plays Moktaria Benassem, the mother of Rachid (Medi Sadoun)
Farida Ouchani’s first film appearance dates back to Comme t’y es belle! by Lisa Azuelos in 2005. She was seen in particular in Presumed Guilty by Vincent Garencq, in the role of Myriam Badaoui (2011), or even La Daronne with Isabelle Huppert (2020). Most recently, she appeared in Haute Couture, with Nathalie Baye and Lyna Khoudri (2021). On television, she was in the credits of The State of Grace and Hotel de la plage.
For the anecdote, he recently shared the poster for Operación Portugal with Frédéric Chau (photo), also present at the casting of Buen Dios in the role of Chao.
Nanou Garcia plays Sarah Bénichou, the mother of David (Ary Abittan).
Like Daniel Russo, who plays her husband in the film, Nanou Garcia has a long career as a comedic actress. We have seen her in many supporting roles over the years. We can mention, among others, comedies with (or by) Valérie Lemercier such as Forte, 100% cashmere, Palais royal… She got one of the main roles in the comedy Zouzou by Blandine Lenoir, or Chez nous c son tres by Claude Deber.
daniel russian plays Isaac Benichou, the father of David (Ary Abittan).
Daniel Russo has a long career in film, television, theater and as a voice actor. He began his film career in 1976 with a very small role in The Judge and the Murderer by Bertrand Tavernier. His career is mostly comedy-oriented, with Russo taking advantage of his good-natured complexion and his chatterbox.
Pascal NZonzi and Salimata Kamate
Pascal NZonzi and Salimata Kamate play the parents of Charles Koffi (Noom Diawara).
The public already knows the couple well, because unlike the other in-laws, the Koffi spouses were already present in What did we do to the Good God and What did we still do to the Good God.
He is André Koffi, the bossy and angry patriarch who gives Christian Clavier aka Claude Verneuil a hard time. The actor returns to share the poster with Clavier in The visitors 3 in 2016 and then in What have we done to God again, after the immense success of 2014.
In his filmography we can also indicate that he lends his stamp to Samuel L. Jackson in Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Salimata Kamate also starred in all three parts of the trilogy. She is also in the credits of a great success of French cinema: Intouchables by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.
Bonus: Jochen Haegele
In addition to the in-laws, this third work invites us to discover the character of Helmut, a rich German gallery owner, who will attract attention.
He is played by Jochen Hägele, who has acted in several French series and films, including Un village français or 96 heures and Diplomatie. He also voices him in several anime, including Bleach and Fairy Tail.
Extra: Alice David / Julia Piaton
In this third part, AliciaDavid replaces Julia Piathon in the role of Odile, the girlfriend of David Bénichou (Ary Abittan).
After being discovered thanks to the short format Bref, Alice David has starred in many successful comedies since her film debut: firstly, with Les Profs, playing the role of Marie, a German teacher fresh out of high school. She then appeared in the sitcom Never the First Night and Babysitting 1 and 2.
TF1 viewers discover her in September 2021 in Mensonges, the adaptation of the British series Liar. She plays Chloé Marzin, caught in a most awkward situation when her sister (Audrey Fleurot) accuses her co-worker (Arnaud Ducret) of rape.