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L'invitation (1973)

After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden. Selling the cottage which is situated on unexploited ground near the center ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Goretta

Writers:

Michel Viala (screenplay and dialogue), Claude Goretta (screenplay and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Luc Bideau ... Maurice
François Simon François Simon ... Emile
Jean Champion Jean Champion ... Alfred
Corinne Coderey Corinne Coderey ... Simone
Michel Robin ... Remy
Cécile Vassort ... Aline
Rosine Rochette Rosine Rochette ... Helene
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... René Mermet
Neige Dolsky Neige Dolsky ... Emma
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Pierre
Lucie Avenay Lucie Avenay ... Mme. Placet
Roger Jendly Roger Jendly ... Thief
Gilbert Costa Gilbert Costa ... L'inspecteur
William Jacques William Jacques ... Le jardinier
Daniel Stuffel Daniel Stuffel ... Le surnuméraire
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Storyline

After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden. Selling the cottage which is situated on unexploited ground near the center of a big city makes him a rich man and he buys a big house in the countryside. He takes some time off and decides to throw a big garden party at the house and invite all his colleagues from the office. Aided by alcohol, the guests gradually lose all their inhibitions and reveal personality traits and frustrations that they normally keep hidden. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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party | office | alcohol | inheritance | See All (4) »

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 November 1973 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

La invitación See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The screenplay and dialogue are based on a play considered lost, by the researchers and publishers of Michel Viala's theatrical opus: "Les Médiocres". See more »

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A Sunday in the country
8 January 2000 | by jjpSee all my reviews

When a timid office worker inherits from his mother, he moves to a beautiful house in the country. The invitation is to his coworkers and supervisor. All the petty jealousies and office intrigues are then exposed without the working place conventions to hide them. The result is a wonderful little movie, full of right on target observations and everyday life details. Don't miss this one.


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