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The Invitation (1973)
"L'invitation" (original title)

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After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden. Selling the cottage which is situated on unexploited ground near the center ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Jean-Luc Bideau ...
Maurice
François Simon ...
Emile
Jean Champion ...
Alfred
Corinne Coderey ...
Simone
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Remy
Cécile Vassort ...
Aline
Rosine Rochette ...
Helene
Jacques Rispal ...
René Mermet
Neige Dolsky ...
Emma
Pierre Collet ...
Pierre
Lucie Avenay ...
Mme. Placet
Roger Jendly ...
Thief
Gilbert Costa ...
L'inspecteur
William Jacques ...
Le jardinier
Daniel Stuffel ...
Le surnuméraire
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After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden. Selling the cottage which is situated on unexploited ground near the center of a big city makes him a rich man and he buys a big house in the countryside. He takes some time off and decides to throw a big garden party at the house and invite all his colleagues from the office. Aided by alcohol, the guests gradually lose all their inhibitions and reveal personality traits and frustrations that they normally keep hidden. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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alcohol | party | office | inheritance

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16 November 1973 (Denmark)  »

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The screenplay and dialogue are based on a play considered lost, by the researchers and publishers of Michel Viala's theatrical opus: "Les Médiocres". See more »

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A Sunday in the country
8 January 2000 | by (Glen Ellyn, IL) – See all my reviews

When a timid office worker inherits from his mother, he moves to a beautiful house in the country. The invitation is to his coworkers and supervisor. All the petty jealousies and office intrigues are then exposed without the working place conventions to hide them. The result is a wonderful little movie, full of right on target observations and everyday life details. Don't miss this one.


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