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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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Cast

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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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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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

References Photo de famille (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphoniie no 1 (Feirlich II)
Music by Gustav Mahler (as G. Mahler)
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Extremely grotesque and black humored story.
23 August 2002 | by ARRI535BLSee all my reviews

This film is Francois Ozon's debut, which made him one of the most promising young directors of Europe. Here we have a story, which can be treated as taken as modern 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' by Luis Bunuel. Here a typical French family alters in the most disturbing way. The whole madness starts when father brings home a lab rat. Next the son at the dinner stands and declaims that since that moment he is a gay. Then his sister jumps out of the window trying to commit a suicide...And so on. And the story keeps going till the unusual end, which contains one of the most bizarre sequences in modern European cinema. Acting is at very high level, and so is the directing. Dialogs are pretty witty and memorable. It is difficult to name a genre of this movie, but the closest is - black comedy.


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