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Le placard (2001)

R | | Comedy | 10 August 2001 (USA)
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A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... François Pignon
... Félix Santini
... Guillaume
... Mlle Bertrand
... Kopel, the director
... Christine
Stanislas Forlani ... Franck (as Stanislas Crevillén)
... Belone, the neighbour
Edgar Givry ... Mathieu
Thierry René ... Victor (as Thierry Ashanti)
... Ariane
Michèle Garcia ... Madame Santini
Laurent Gamelon ... Alba
Vincent Moscato ... Ponce
Irina Ninova ... Martine
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Storyline

François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a rubber factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing to happen: he spreads the rumor that he's gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life -and other people's too- is drastic ! Written by Anonymous

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He was about to lose his job, until a friend offered to start a rumor... Now he's about to come out of the closet he never went into. See more »

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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10 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann sieht rosa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 95,130,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,253, 1 July 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,671,454, 11 November 2001
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The main set, constructed at the Epinay film studio, is a replica of the Prophyltex factory. See more »

Goofs

Around 00:20:18, Ariane's arm is on the chair's armrest. On the next shot, her arm is on the desk. See more »

Quotes

Guillaume: [to Félix] You've got to bash that gay bashing image, damn it!
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One of France's Classics
8 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film is so funny that it will probably be purchased by an American film company for a remake. The company will pay not attention to the brilliance of the actors who made it such a hit and will replace the entire film and the primarly stars with our "American" stars, thus reducing this incredible piece of work to an average comedy. Please tell me I'm wrong.


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