13 January 2018. 8h07. A ballistic missile alert causes panic on the island of Hawaii. Convinced that they are going to die, a group of friends who have come to spend their holidays together tell each other what they have never dared to admit to themselves. When they realise it's a false alarm, it's too late to turn back.
For the occasion, the director has assembled a striking cast on the island of Reunion: Bérénice Bejo (acclaimed for The Artist, OSS 117, Coupez), Élodie Bouchez (known for Simone, Pupille and currently in Je verrai toujours vos visages), Émilie Caen (daughter of Christian Clavier in Qu'est-ce qu'on a tous au bon dieu? ), Pierre Deladonchamps (currently in La Syndicaliste), Nicolas Duvauchelle (present on Netflix and Prime Video in Cœurs Noirs and Balle Perdue), Eye Haïdara (who played in sens de la fête, les Goûts et les couleurs and La Chambre des Merveilles), William Lebghil (discovered in the series Soda, Première Année and Les Complices), Manu Payet (nominated at the Molières for his show Emmanuel 2) and Thomas Scimeca (known for Le flambeau and Les aventuriers de Chupacabra).
Mélissa Drigeard came to the film Hawaii because this fake nuclear attack scare actually took place in Hawaii in 2018 and immediately inspired her. She confesses: 'It was an extraordinary starting point for a story like we like, the kind that takes you from one emotion to another. It's both an empowering comedy and a reflection on friendship."