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.
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.
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 »
(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 »