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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
Alexandra Vandernoot ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

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 »

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witty and funny
10 July 2001 | by (mua, tua) – See all my reviews

i had no idea what to expect from this film when my friend dragged me to see it, saying that it had been a huge success in france when she was living there. it started out well enough but i thought it was just going to be about how "funny" it is that this guy who isnt gay pretends he is....

however, the film is self- referential enough that it turns on itself and makes fun of all the prejudices and hangups that we all carry around with us. it is a funny, unpretentious film and for that, well worth seeing. the main actor is excellent.


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