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What's in a Name? (2012)

Le prénom (original title)
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Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patrick Bruel ... Vincent
Valérie Benguigui Valérie Benguigui ... Elisabeth
Charles Berling ... Pierre
Guillaume de Tonquédec ... Claude
Judith El Zein ... Anna
Françoise Fabian ... Françoise
Yaniss Lespert Yaniss Lespert ... Jean-Jacques, le livreur
Miren Pradier Miren Pradier ... Sonia, l'infirmière
Alexis Leprisé Alexis Leprisé ... Apollin
Juliette Levant Juliette Levant ... Myrtille
Bernard Murat Bernard Murat ... L'obstétricien
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Storyline

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.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

In February 2013 Valérie Benguigui won a Cesar for Best Supporting Actress for this film. She died on September 2, 2013 due to 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. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits only the first names of the actors, producers, directors... are written. See more »

Connections

Version of An Italian Name (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Vanina
(French version of "Runaway")
Written by Del Shannon and Max Crook, French lyrics by Patrick Loiseau
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Excellent film!
20 November 2018 | by milou-91341See all my reviews

J'ai adoré... Film intelligent, divertissent. Le jeu des ateurs est incroyable. À voir absolument ! 👍😁


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What's in a Name? See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,303,580
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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