A father-to-be and his very pregnant wife are invited for dinner by his sister and his brother-in-law. The setting is an upper-middle-class apartment in Paris. When the expecting parents reveal they intend to name their son "Adolphe", everyone else at the dinner is speechless. The situation eventually gets out of hand, when no one can come to an understanding, and everyone starts unearthing old rivalries and unspoken issues.
Did You Know?
In February 2013, Valérie Benguigui won a Cesar for Best Supporting Actress for this film. Cesars are the French Film Industry Academy Awards, equivalent to the Oscars in Hollywood. Valérie died on September 2, 2013 of a breast cancer. This film was her last film but one. She had already been a Best Supporting Actress nominee for a Molière Award in 2011 for the stage play. The Molière Awards are the equivalents of the Cesar Awards for live theatre. See more
(at around 40 mins) Claude turns down the volume of the stereo, but he is turning on the wrong wheel - it's not the amplifier but the cassette recorder. See more
In the opening credits only the first names of the actors, producers, directors... are written. See more
Version of Il nome del figlio
Overture - Tannhauser
Written by Richard Wagner
(as R. Wagner)
Performed by the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
, conducted by Michael Halász
(as M. Halasz) See more