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Sitcom (1998)

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Évelyne Dandry ...
The mother / La mère (as Evelyne Dandry)
François Marthouret ...
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Stéphane Rideau ...
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The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited maid and her husband... And it all started with the arrival in the family of an innocent looking rat... Written by Matthieu Navarro

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The Rhythm of the Night
Written by Francesco Bontempi (as F. Bontempi), Giorgio Spagna (as G. Spagna),
Annerley Gordon (as A. Gordon), Pete Glenister (as P. Glenister) and Michael Gaffey (as M. Gaffey)
Intersong Music Ltd / Extravaganza Publishing / Network - More Music
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Extremely grotesque and black humored story.
23 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film is Francois Ozon's debut, which made him one of the most promising young directors of Europe. Here we have a story, which can be treated as taken as modern 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' by Luis Bunuel. Here a typical French family alters in the most disturbing way. The whole madness starts when father brings home a lab rat. Next the son at the dinner stands and declaims that since that moment he is a gay. Then his sister jumps out of the window trying to commit a suicide...And so on. And the story keeps going till the unusual end, which contains one of the most bizarre sequences in modern European cinema. Acting is at very high level, and so is the directing. Dialogs are pretty witty and memorable. It is difficult to name a genre of this movie, but the closest is - black comedy.


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