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The Closet (2001)
"Le placard" (original title)

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A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.

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Guillaume
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Kopel, the director
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Christine
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Franck (as Stanislas Crevillén)
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Belone, the neighbour
Edgar Givry ...
Mathieu
Thierry René ...
Victor (as Thierry Ashanti)
Armelle Deutsch ...
Ariane
Michèle Garcia ...
Madame Santini
Laurent Gamelon ...
Alba
Vincent Moscato ...
Ponce
Irina Ninova ...
Martine
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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To Protect His Job, He's Come Out of the Closet He Never Went Into!

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann sieht rosa  »

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FRF 95,130,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,769 (Hong Kong) (4 October 2002)

Gross:

$14,769 (Hong Kong) (4 October 2002)
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The main set, constructed at the Epinay film studio, is a replica of the Prophyltex factory. See more »

Quotes

Belone, the neighbour: I was fired for same reason they're keeping you on. Amazing how things evolve, huh?
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Delightful French Farce
5 August 2001 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

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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