5 user 7 critic

My Father's Guests (2010)

Les invités de mon père (original title)
Lucien Paumelle has been a human rights activist for decades and his relatives are not astonished when he announces that he is determined to help illegal immigrants by giving them shelter ... See full summary »



(screenplay), (screenplay)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?

Director: Philippe Le Guay
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.

Director: Philippe Le Guay
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.

Director: Michel Leclerc
Stars: Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin, Zinedine Soualem
Queen to Play (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both of their ho-hum lives in the ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Bottaro
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline, Francis Renaud
Potiche (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

Directors: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte
Stars: Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling
Une nuit (2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris's demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lefebvre
Stars: Roschdy Zem, Sara Forestier, Samuel Le Bihan
Marius (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Auteuil
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Raphaël Personnaz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Superclásico (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Christian is a Copenhagen wine seller on the brink of bankruptcy. Equally unsuccessful in just about every other aspect of life, it has been 17 months since his wife Anna left him. Anna ... See full summary »

Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Stars: Mikael Bertelsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jamie Morton
For a Woman (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of the marriage between Michel and Lena, as told by their daughter Anne, with reflections on the mystery of abiding love.

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Molière (2007)
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise.

Director: Laurent Tirard
Stars: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Anne Le Ny
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Yeelem Jappain


Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnaud Paumelle
Babette Paumelle
Lucien Paumelle
Valérie Benguigui ...
Karine Paumelle
Veronica Novak ...
Rémy, le mari de Babette
Flore Babled ...
Simon (as Max Renaudin)
Emma Siniavski ...
Marie Agnès Brigot ...
Mme Delbard (as Marie-Agnès Brigot)
Luc-Antoine Diquéro ...
Le bénévole
Cidalia Valente ...
Mme Da Silva
Aude Léger ...
Benjamin Atlan ...


Lucien Paumelle has been a human rights activist for decades and his relatives are not astonished when he announces that he is determined to help illegal immigrants by giving them shelter in his apartment. But they are downright appalled when they meet the undocumented aliens for the fist time, a little girl named Sorina and, mostly her mother, Tatiana, a twenty-eight-year old sex bomb. To make matters worse, Lucien offhandedly tells his next of kin that he has just ... married Tatiana. How will Arnaud, his son, and Babette, his daughter, react? Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »


Official Sites:



Release Date:

31 March 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

My Father's Guest  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


French certificate # 121101 delivered on 24-11-2009. See more »


Impromptu Opus 90 N°3 D899 in G-flat major
Composed by Franz Schubert
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The comedic genius of Chaplin rediscovered
17 February 2012 | by (San Diego, California, USA) – See all my reviews

The more I see of Fabrice Luchini, the more he impresses me. I don't think I have ever encountered a comic actor with a better sense of timing and pathos. Chaplin was legendary for playing human tragedy absolutely straight, and making us laugh despite ourselves, no matter how much we might really want to cry. Luchini has the same incredible skill. A twist of the mouth, an arch of the eyebrow, a lowering of the gaze, and disaster is transformed into hilarity.

In his period pieces like Molière or Beaumarchais he was superb, but you have to know your French classics to really appreciate his achievement. In this contemporary gem we see him at his very best. The would be PC tolerant son of an aging radical, he has to balance his political correctness against his bourgeois ideas of family and social order, all the while dealing with his rôle as a husband, a father and a successful lawyer.

The dialogue is understated - there are no belly laughs in this comedy, but as the plot unrolls, we get a real feel of the tensions inherent in present day urban living - family demands, career demands, social requirements, socio-political issues, you name it. A sense of humour is given us to cope with the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune." Fabrice Luchini handles it all with impeccable restraint.

Restraint goes out the window, though, for Karin Viard in the rôle of his sister. Her over-the-top reaction to the family situation results in a torrid relationship with her partner in her medical practice that provides the near slapstick relief that the plot demands.

Supporting cameos by a couple of up and coming young child actors - Max Renaudin and Emma Siniavski serve to provide the gilding of the lily.

Watch it and rejoice.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss My Father's Guests (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: