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Release Date:
15 April 1998 (Belgium) See more »
To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime... See more » | Full synopsis »
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Thierry Lhermitte ... Pierre Brochant
Jacques Villeret ... François Pignon
Francis Huster ... Juste Leblanc
Daniel Prévost ... Lucien Cheval

Alexandra Vandernoot ... Christine Brochant

Catherine Frot ... Marlène Sasseur
Benoît Bellal ... Host 1
Jacques Bleu ... Host 3
Philippe Brigaud ... Tanner (boomerang thrower)
Michel Caccia ... Guest 1
Laurent Gendron ... Guest 2
Mykhaël Georges-Schar ... Host 2
Edgar Givry ... Cordier
Pierre-Arnaud Juin ... Boissonade
Daniel Martin ... Messignac
Elvire Melliere ... Gisèle
Pétronille Moss ... Louisette Blond
Christian Pereira ... Sorbier
Rémy Roubakha ... Carlier
Candide Sanchez ... Guest 3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Russo ... Pascal Meneaux - voice on the phone (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by
Francis Veber 
Writing credits
Francis Veber (written by)

Produced by
Alain Poiré .... delegate producer
Original Music by
Vladimir Cosma 
Cinematography by
Luciano Tovoli 
Film Editing by
Georges Klotz 
Casting by
Françoise Menidrey 
Production Design by
Hugues Tissandier 
Art Direction by
Sophie Campbell (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Alain Pitrel 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Bouchard 
Makeup Department
Agathe Dupuis .... hair stylist
Gill Robillard .... makeup artist
Production Management
Yann Arnaud LeGall .... production manager
Henri Brichetti .... production manager
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto .... assistant production manager
Pierre D'Hoffelize .... production manager
Philippe Desmoulins .... production manager
Florent Valentin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Gachet .... first assistant director
Noura Lauzier .... second second assistant director (as Nora Lauzier)
Valérie Novel .... second assistant director
Laurent Petrelli .... second assistant director
Bernard Seitz .... assistant director
Art Department
Gilles Baillot .... set constructor
Jean-Pierre Battaia .... carpenter
Evelyne Baussant .... scenic artist
Fabrice Bouchelet .... carpenter
Roman Cahoreau Gallier .... painter
Sophie Campbell .... painter
Mark Dykmeyer .... set dresser
Caroline Gautier .... set dresser
Thierry Gratien .... construction foreman
Elie Guarguir .... painter
Gilles Guerber-Zaza .... painter
Virginie Hernvann .... assistant set decorator
Gilbert Kadyszewski .... plasterer
Jacques Kazandian .... upholsterer
Bertrand Laval .... assistant set decorator
Arnaud Le Roch .... carpenter (as Laurent Le Roch)
Florent Maillot .... set designer
André Marchandet .... head plasterer
Guy Monbillard .... set dresser (as Guy Montbillard)
Jean-Pierre Nossereau .... property buyer
Virginie Otte .... on-set dresser
Pascal Peignet .... assistant art director
Francis Poirier .... sculptor
Claude Poulain .... painter
Brigitte Renard .... plasterer (as Brigitte James-Renard)
Bruno Sailord .... scenic artist
Christian Vallat .... assistant art director
Gilles Boillot .... assistant production designer (uncredited)
Stéphane Richaud .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound
Pierre-Yves Bruneel .... boom operator
Pascal Chauvin .... sound effects
Gilbert Crozet .... dubbing sound
Gilbert Crozet .... post-synchronization engineer
Pascal Dedeye .... sound effects
Thomas Desjonquères .... sound editor
Jean Gargonne .... sound editor
François Groult .... sound mixer
Francis Perreard .... sound stereo consultant: Dolby (as Francis Perrard)
Bruno Tarrière .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Jérome Miel .... special effects
Jean-Louis Trinquier .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Daniel Marchetti .... opticals
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunts
Olivier Vitrant .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Yves Agostini .... camera operator
Thierry Crépin .... grip
Dominique Delguste .... first assistant camera
David Koskas .... still photographer
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer
Steve Moreau .... video assistant
Sebastien Pentecouteau .... second assistant camera
Yvon Sausseau .... key grip
Hervé Denis .... electrician (uncredited)
Alain Dreze .... grip (uncredited)
Alain Ducousset .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Sabine Lancelin .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aurore Vicente .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Viviane Gourvest .... assistant editor
Music Department
Philippe Catherine .... musician: guitar solos
Vladimir Cosma .... conductor
Edouard Dubois .... music arranger
Pierre-Richard Muller .... music producer
Romane .... musician
Transportation Department
Jean-Michel Bertin .... driver
Other crew
Christophe Chauveau .... location scout
Françoise Della Libera .... assistant administrator
Hervé Hillien .... assistant: Mr. Veber
Laurence Lemaire-Bazi .... script supervisor (as Laurence Lemaire)
Daniel Marchetti .... title designer
Roger Pera .... administrator
Brigitte Renaud .... craft service
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Dominique Segall .... press promotion
Florent Valentin .... location manager
Bobane Veselinovic .... location manager (as Slobodan Veselinovic)
Jean-Patrick Flande .... thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le dîner de cons" - France (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for language
80 min | Turkey:75 min (TV version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Director Trademark: [Francis Veber] [François Pignon]features a likeable idiot called François Pignon.See more »
Continuity: At the beginning, the train has two locomotives, then with four, then back to two.See more »
Christine Brochant:Are you the one who was supposed to be dining with him tonight?
François Pignon:Yes, how did you know? Did he talk about me?
Christine Brochant:Yes, but even without that, I would have recognized you.
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Movie Connections:
References A Pain in the Ass (1973)See more »
Le temps ne fait rien à l'affaireSee more »


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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious - definitely recommended, 21 November 2005
Author: SuperS32 from United States

I'll keep it short and sweet. This movie was hilarious - even if you've never watched a French movie in your life, this is one of the quirkiest movies you'll ever see. I was laughing the entire time. The acting was good and the directing average. But the writing and screenplay were absolutely fantastic. You don't need to know French to watch it as long as you can get your hands on a copy with subtitles. Many foreign movies require you pay attention to the imagery, etc., thus making it hard for those needing subtitles. In this one the script carries the movie. I watched Le Diner de cons about 5 or 6 years ago, and it definitely sparked my interest in foreign movies 10/10

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