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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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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 »

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Referenced in 8 Women (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

L'attaque du rat géant
Composed and Arranged by Éric Neveux
Enregistré et mixe au Studio de la Madeleine par Florent Fourmy et Éric Neveux
Violoncelle : Emma Savouret
Violon : Guillaume Dettmar
Coordination musicale Irène Toporkoff-Mayer (as Irène Toporkoff) pour VMA
© 1998 Haute fidélité
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french rat story
8 July 1999 | by turner-6See all my reviews

This film is, above all else, a farce. As a farce it works very well and is, in many parts, extremely funny. A regular in Ozon's films, Lucia Sanchez, is excellent as the Spanish maid, and the mother is played to utter perfection by Evelyn Dandry. She is able to portray the utter frustration of any woman with teenage children. Ozon doesn't really cut new ground with this film, with its theme of the disruption of French bourgeois family life, but I don't think that he intends to. The film is funny on its own terms. The notion of Ozon being 'naughty' shines through. Of course, the utter beauty of Stephane Rideau makes the whole thing worthwhile by itself.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 May 1998 (France) See more »

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Home Drama See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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