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Director:
Writers:
Agnès Jaoui (play) &
Jean-Pierre Bacri (play) ...
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Release Date:
12 June 1998 (USA) See more »
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An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal... See more » | Add synopsis »
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8 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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A very simple story about people that seem vivid and real See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Henri

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Denis

Catherine Frot ... Yolande

Agnès Jaoui ... Betty
Claire Maurier ... Madame Ménard - la mère
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Philippe
Alain Guillo ... Le Présentateur
Sophie Simon ... La Mère 1967

Cédric Klapisch ... Le Père 1967
Antoine Chappey ... Le Voisin
Chantal Gouard ... Une amie de la mère
Viviane Ordas ... Une amie de la mère
Aurélie Remacle ... Betty 1967
Nicolas Taeb ... Henri 1967
Ludovic Taeb ... Philippe 1967
Romain Legrand ... Kevin
Hugo Charpiot ... Mikael

Zinedine Soualem ... Un consommateur
Walter Depergh ... Un consommateur
Denis Falgoux ... Un consommateur
Albert Parisio ... Un consommateur
Elmoez Jalouli ... Jeune de la Cité
Olivier Rag Conauth ... Jeune de la Cité
Louis Espert ... Jeune de la Cité
Alexandre Garcia ... Jeune de la Cité
Lyamin Jaitiel ... Jeune de la Cité
Ciatta Ibrahima ... Jeune de la Cité
Yann Brunelles ... Jeune de la Cité
Christophe Bazemis ... Jeune de la Cité
Stéphane Pouillade ... Jeune de la Cité
Patricia Erdan ... Jeune de la Cité

Directed by
Cédric Klapisch 
 
Writing credits
Agnès Jaoui (play) &
Jean-Pierre Bacri (play)

Agnès Jaoui  &
Jean-Pierre Bacri  &
Cédric Klapisch 

Produced by
Charles Gassot .... producer
Jacques Hinstin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Eidel 
 
Cinematography by
Benoît Delhomme 
 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
 
Production Design by
François Emmanuelli 
 
Set Decoration by
Périne Barre 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
 
Makeup Department
Michel Demonteix .... key hair stylist
Irène Ottavis .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Claire Augé .... unit manager
Vanessa Banes .... unit manager
Pierre Davallan .... unit manager
Philippe Dumas .... unit manager
Patrick Lancelot .... production manager
Laurent Pascaud .... unit manager
Martine Toussaint .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurence Pilon .... second assistant director
Jacques Royer .... first assistant director
Jacque Royet .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
David Arson .... graphic artist
Philippe Auclaire .... construction manager
Cécilia Blom .... painter
Luc Deportes .... storyboard artist
Olivier Seiler .... props
 
Sound Department
Bernard Borel .... boom operator
Stéphane Brunclair .... assistant sound editor
Philippe Heissler .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound mixer
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
François Waledisch .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cyril Kuhnholtz .... key grip
Xavier Tauveron .... assistant camera
Jean-Noël Viry .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Bruno Levy .... additional casting
Odile Sogno .... additional casting
 
Editorial Department
Jenny Frenck .... assistant editor
Bruno Patin .... color timer
 
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
 
Other crew
Michel Flaesch .... animal trainer
Agathe Sallabery .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Un air de famille" - France (original title)
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110 min
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Yolande:What use is it to keep a paralysed dog in the house?
Denis:Think of it as a decoration. It's like a rug, but alive.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A very simple story about people that seem vivid and real, 6 August 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is exactly the sort of film you'd never see coming from Hollywood, as it has no flashy stars, a very simple script and it's about people and relationships. While this might easily bore teenagers or those who long for explosions or boobies in their films, if you are an adult looking for a movie that doesn't insult your intelligence, then this is a movie for you.

The film's premise is simple. A mother and her three adult children and their spouses get together every Friday night for dinner at the same nearby restaurant each week. However, this night is different because one of the spouses (who you never see in the film) has just walked out and the time-honored tradition is thrown off kilter. It seems that because the usual routine is thrown aside, over the course of the evening, the normally happy family veneer is slowly pulled aside--revealing the ugliness and pettiness of some of them. Interestingly enough, the most interesting character in this whole thing is a non-family member (who works for one of the sons). In a way, he seems almost like an audience member watching the craziness and only later reacting to it. Fortunately, while there are some minor fireworks, all the family problems seem real and you can relate to them--this is NOT a tacky film where one person announces they are getting a sex change or another announces that they are having an affair with a chicken! No, the problems seem real and seething just under the surface. Additionally, how you perceive each family member changes a bit over time as more and more of the veneer is pulled away. One minute you like or are concerned about one of them, the next you want to slap them upside the head--just like a REAL family! I am glad that while the problems were revealed, there were no easy answers or pat resolutions. Like life, at the end, you are left wondering what will transpire next and I sure would love to see a sequel to this excellent picture. Good writing, direction and acting--this is such a simple but well-made little film.

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