Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un dîner de cons". Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest. Pierre thinks his champ -François Pignon- will ... See full summary »
Catherine, refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a charming taxi driver to play the part.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a rubber factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing to happen: he spreads the rumor that he's gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life -and other people's too- is drastic ! Written by
Frances Verber has a sharp eye and ear in capturing contemporary French attitudes and lingo for his charming screenplay, "Le Placard." Further, he's gone on to direct this comedy of mores with great aplomb.
The cast he's garnered, headed by Daniel Auteuil, is a joy to watch, each member displaying nice comic timing, and making this lightweight romp a treat. When one has the good fortune to see this film in a full theatre with a sophisticated audience, one can enjoy a fun event that really takes off.
A toast to you, M. Verber, and all of your jolly cast and crew of "Le Placard."
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