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L'invitation ()


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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 more »

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

Directed by

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Claude Goretta

Written by

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Michel Viala ... (screenplay and dialogue) and
Claude Goretta ... (screenplay and dialogue)
 
Michel Viala ... (based on a play by)

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Yves Gasser ... executive producer
Adolphe Viezzi ... producer

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Patrick Moraz

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Jean Zeller

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Joële Van Effenterre

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Yanko Hodjis

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Yves Peyrot ... production manager

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Laurent Barbey ... sound
Jean Duguet ... sound
Maurice Gilbert ... sound
Paul Girard ... sound
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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • The Invitation (World-wide, English title)
  • La invitación (Spain)
  • Die Einladung (West Germany)
  • A meghívás (Hungary)
  • Meghívó szombat délutánra (Hungary)
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  • 100 min
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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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