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Sitcom (1998)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 May 1998 (France)
The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist ... See full summary »

Director:

François Ozon

Writer:

François Ozon (scenario and dialogue)
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Complete credited cast:
Évelyne Dandry Évelyne Dandry ... The mother / La mère (as Evelyne Dandry)
François Marthouret François Marthouret ... The father / Le père
Marina de Van ... Sophie
Adrien de Van Adrien de Van ... Nicolas
Stéphane Rideau Stéphane Rideau ... David
Lucia Sanchez Lucia Sanchez ... Maria
Jules-Emmanuel Eyoum Deido Jules-Emmanuel Eyoum Deido ... Abdu
Jean Douchet Jean Douchet ... Psychotherapist / Le psychothérapeute
Sébastien Charles Sébastien Charles ... Boy with the zucchinis / Le garçon aux courgettes
Vincent Vizioz Vincent Vizioz ... Guy with red hair / Le garçon aux cheveux rouges
Kiwani Cojo Kiwani Cojo ... Pierced guy / Le garçon au piercing
Gilles Frilay Gilles Frilay ... Guy with mustache / L'homme moustachu
Antoine Fischer Antoine Fischer ... Gregory / Le petit garçon
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The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited maid and her husband... And it all started with the arrival in the family of an innocent looking rat... Written by Matthieu Navarro

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Trivia

François Ozon admitted in interviews that his dream cast for the film would have been for Lana Turner to play the daughter and Bette Davis her mother. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Het glazen huis: Eigen agenda (2005) See more »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill (as Patty et Mildred Hill)
© Summy Birchard Music
(Droits pour la France et territoires Sacem RTL, programmes français et Europe no1 : Warner Chappell Music France S. A.)
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4 March 2002 | by chartcoreSee all my reviews

I just saw this French movie on my local ethnic station & loved it! Although this movie isn't for the usual consumer of comedy, it spirals around many weird & taboo issues such as: Incest, Homosexuality, Depravity & Sadomasochism. Around all this is "the mother" who is naively caught up in her everyday routines to find the secrets her friends & family hold. I recommend this movie for 2 reasons: It's French & it's different.


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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

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