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Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...

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Étienne Chatiliez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sabine Azéma ... Edith Guetz
André Dussollier ... Paul Guetz
Éric Berger Éric Berger ... Tanguy Guetz (as Eric Berger)
Hélène Duc Hélène Duc ... Odile Guetz
Aurore Clément ... Carole
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Bruno Lemoine
André Wilms ... Le psychiatre
Richard Guedj Richard Guedj ... Patrick
Roger Van Hool Roger Van Hool ... Philippe
Nathalie Krebs Nathalie Krebs ... Noëlle
Delphine Sérina Delphine Sérina ... Sophie
Sachi Kawamata Sachi Kawamata ... Kimiko
Annelise Hesme ... Marguerite
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Le juge
Philippe Laudenbach ... Maître Badinier
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Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...

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À 28 ans, toujours chez ses parents

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France

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French | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 November 2001 (France) See more »

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Tanguy - Der Nesthocker See more »

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Budget:

FRF 110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,330,710 (France), 23 November 2001
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1.85 : 1
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The red and white toilet seat that we can see when Edith sobs is the same that was used at the end of Happiness Is in the Field (1995), another film by Étienne Chatiliez. See more »

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At the beginning of the scene where Tanguy rushes out the stairs and asks his mother for a shirt (she actually threw away), we can see Éric Berger's head as he's waiting in the stairs to appear. See more »

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home sweet home....
27 March 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Etienne Chatiliez chose to broach a (rather dramatic) social phenomenon on a comedy tone: young adults who stay more and more longer with their parents. But his movie is far from the reality: these adults stay with their parents because they've got either financial problems, either psychological problems. But Tanguy doesn't suffer from both of these inconvenients, he comes from a quite wealthy family (his father is an architect and his mother a set designer. So, the movie articulates around a convenient but unlikely situation.

This doesn't stop Chatiliez from having made a lively movie, often funny, filled with numerous details that kick the bull's eye and powerful cues. In a way, his fourth movie (in thirteen years!) ranks in the tradition of his first film. You find a caustic and often cutting humor, some disagreeable situations for certain characters (and particularly his parents) and the destruction of a peaceful universe. All in all, Tanguy's parents wanted to make Tanguy's life impossible but they'll fall into their own trap.

The movie also enjoys a performance globally equal to the situation. Eric Berger, both nice and naive behind his student's glasses but also unaware of the problems he makes his parents endure. André Dussollier, entertaining in his role of exasperated and shattered father. However, Sabine Azéma hams it up a bit too often and his bombastic role fits badly to the screen.

At the end, Chatiliez showed talent, intuition and perspicacity to make an honorable success. You can just also regret that Tanguy's description lacks of vivacity and temperament. Maybe the fact of being (too much) keen on Chinese philosophy destroys anger or rebellion.


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