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Le Dîner de Cons ()

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A rich publisher meets a stupid but very kind person. Publisher planned to laugh at him, but it so happened that this person was the only one who stay with him when publisher's life began to... See more »

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Pierre Brochant
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François Pignon
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Juste Leblanc
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Lucien Cheval
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Christine Brochant
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Marlène Sasseur
Benoît Bellal ...
Host 1
Jacques Bleu ...
Host 3
Philippe Brigaud ...
Tanner (boomerang thrower)
Michel Caccia ...
Guest 1
Laurent Gendron ...
Guest 2
Mykhaël Georges-Schar ...
Host 2
Edgar Givry ...
Cordier
Pierre-Arnaud Juin ...
Boissonade
Daniel Martin ...
Messignac
Elvire Melliere ...
Gisèle
Pétronille Moss ...
Louisette Blond
Christian Pereira ...
Sorbier
Rémy Roubakha ...
Carlier
Candide Sanchez ...
Guest 3
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Pascal Meneaux - voice on the phone (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Francis Veber

Written by

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Francis Veber ... (written by)

Produced by

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Alain Poiré ... delegate producer

Music by

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Vladimir Cosma

Cinematography by

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Luciano Tovoli

Film Editing by

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Georges Klotz

Editorial Department

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Viviane Gourvest ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Françoise Menidrey

Production Design by

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Hugues Tissandier

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Sophie Campbell ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Alain Pitrel

Costume Design by

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Jacqueline Bouchard

Makeup Department

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Agathe Dupuis ... hair stylist
Gill Robillard ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Yann Arnaud ... production manager (as Yann Arnaud LeGall)
Henri Brichetti ... production manager
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto ... assistant production manager
Pierre D'Hoffelize ... production manager
Philippe Desmoulins ... production manager
Florent Valentin ... production manager

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Christopher Gachet ... first assistant director
Noura Lauzier ... second second assistant director (as Nora Lauzier)
Valérie Novel ... second assistant director
Laurent Petrelli ... second assistant director
Bernard Seitz ... assistant director

Art Department

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Gilles Baillot ... set constructor
Jean-Pierre Battaia ... carpenter
Evelyne Baussant ... scenic artist
Fabrice Bouchelet ... carpenter
Roman Cahoreau Gallier ... painter
Sophie Campbell ... painter
Mark Dykmeyer ... set dresser
Caroline Gautier ... set dresser
Thierry Gratien ... construction foreman
Elie Guarguir ... painter
Gilles Guerber-Zaza ... painter
Virginie Hernvann ... assistant set decorator
Gilbert Kadyszewski ... plasterer
Jacques Kazandian ... upholsterer
Bertrand Laval ... assistant set decorator
Arnaud Le Roch ... carpenter (as Laurent Le Roch)
Florent Maillot ... set designer
André Marchandet ... head plasterer
Guy Monbillard ... set dresser (as Guy Montbillard)
Jean-Pierre Nossereau ... property buyer
Virginie Otte ... on-set dresser
Pascal Peignet ... assistant art director
Francis Poirier ... sculptor
Claude Poulain ... painter
Brigitte Renard ... plasterer (as Brigitte James-Renard)
Bruno Sailord ... scenic artist
Christian Vallat ... assistant art director
Gilles Boillot ... assistant production designer (uncredited)
Stéphane Richaud ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bernard Bats ... sound
Pierre-Yves Bruneel ... boom operator
Pascal Chauvin ... sound effects
Gilbert Crozet ... dubbing sound / post-synchronization engineer
Pascal Dedeye ... sound effects
Thomas Desjonquères ... sound editor
Jean Gargonne ... sound editor
François Groult ... sound mixer
Francis Perreard ... sound stereo consultant: Dolby (as Francis Perrard)
Bruno Tarrière ... sound mixer

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Jérome Miel ... special effects
Jean-Louis Trinquier ... special effects

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Daniel Marchetti ... opticals

Stunts

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Jean-Claude Lagniez ... stunts
Olivier Vitrant ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Yves Agostini ... camera operator
Thierry Crépin ... grip
Dominique Delguste ... first assistant camera
David Koskas ... still photographer
Jean-Claude Le Bras ... gaffer
Steve Moreau ... video assistant
Sebastien Pentecouteau ... second assistant camera
Yvon Sausseau ... key grip
Hervé Denis ... electrician (uncredited)
Alain Dreze ... grip (uncredited)
Alain Ducousset ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Sabine Lancelin ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Marie-Sylvie Caillierez ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Aurore Vicente ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Christophe Chauveau ... location scout
Florent Valentin ... location manager
Bobane Veselinovic ... location manager (as Slobodan Veselinovic)

Music Department

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Philippe Catherine ... musician: guitar solos
Vladimir Cosma ... conductor
Edouard Dubois ... music arranger
Pierre-Richard Muller ... music producer
Romane ... musician

Transportation Department

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Jean-Michel Bertin ... driver

Other crew

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Françoise Della Libera ... assistant administrator
Hervé Hillien ... assistant: Mr. Veber
Laurence Lemaire-Bazi ... script supervisor (as Laurence Lemaire)
Daniel Marchetti ... title designer
Roger Pera ... administrator
Brigitte Renaud ... craft service
Dominique Segall ... press attache / press promotion

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Jean-Patrick Flande ... thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an avid participant of the game, runs into one problem after another that devilishly compromises his secrets, turning the tables on him and his objective, which diverges as the movie progresses. Firstly, wishing to be certain he has selected a winner, he invited his guest, Mr. Pignon, to meet him at home before setting off; but night of all nights, Pierre has put his back out and it is questionable whether he can manage to get to the dinner. The blundering Mr. Pignon will continually spring forward to help relieve Pierre of his troubles, which have drastically compounded, pointing in the direction of friends, taxes and women, and Pierre's dimwit Pignon accordingly will prove his substance to the end. Written by Plume Dargent

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Taglines A feast for the senseless. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Dinner Game (World-wide, English title)
  • Le Dîner de Cons (United States)
  • The Dinner Game (Canada, English title)
  • Le Dîner de Cons (United Kingdom)
  • Dinner für Spinner (Germany)
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  • 80 min
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Budget FRF82,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Francis Veber's play premiered at the Théâtre des Variétés on 17-9-1993. Jacques Villeret played Pignon 600 times. See more »
Goofs At the beginning, the train has two locomotives, then with four, then back to two. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Francis Veber artisan du rire: La saga Pignon (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Le temps ne fait rien à l'affaire See more »
Quotes François Pignon: [after hanging up the phone] That was your sister.
Pierre Brochant: I don't have a sister.
François Pignon: [appears confused] Really? I asked her who she was, and she said "His sister".
Pierre Brochant: [incredously to himself] He called Marlène!
François Pignon: She's not your sister?
Pierre Brochant: That's her name! Hissister! Marlène Hissister!
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